It’s that time again for a new review on a new EP. This time, we’re going to look at Collisions, an EP released by alternative rockers Oxbloods.
The introduction to the EP is simply titled Intro, and it’s a beautiful introduction at that. With no vocals and just pure instrumentals, it’s a very calm, relaxing track with wonderful use of serene sound effects on top. It’s a bit of a shame it’s so short as it finishes just as you’re really getting into it, but that’s the point of intros really.
Alpha is the track that begins after the pleasant introduction. This one is a particularly emotional track, with a good use in lyrics in particular. For example, the lines in the chorus “If you can’t love yourself, then how can anybody else” are especially excellent lines. It’s also the first track with vocals, which are also very good.
Clinton tends to take a different feel from before, both in style and lyrics. However, that being said, it is just a little more difficult to understand the words is this one compared to before. That’s not to say it’s a bad track though, especially with that badass bridge before the final chorus with the unexpected scream at the end, so we’ll let you off.
Vagabond has a sick guitar intro and rhythm, getting you right into it from the beginning and while the guitar instrumentals were good in the last few tracks, they particularly show in this one. Also going back to rhythm, that doesn’t falter either as the track goes on, and remains catchy throughout.
And finally, we have Stockholm with yet more awesome instrumentals with guitar, as well as the amazing drum beats too. It’s also more speedy than the last few tracks, with adding screaming too. One thing that would be good is more screaming though, as the vocalist has shown he can do both, so it would’ve be cool to hear more of it. Other than that, it’s a great track that ended the EP nicely.
Collisions is now available to stream, so go ahead and take a listen if you’re looking for some more material.