Opening up the EP with a pretty blistering fusion of Four Year Strong and Billy Talent, ‘Take It All’ sets the tone for an energetic and exciting four track record. The vocals dive in and have a slight resemblance to the strong vocal entry of We Are The Ocean’s Liam Cromby. The chorus is very catchy and keeps the energy levels high. The big anthem choruses of Story of the Year come to mind. The short down tempo breakdown in the song is truly epic, in both production and performance. ‘Open Heart’ opens in a strong fashion with attention fixed on the vocal lines, which have the potential to sound so huge in a live environment with hundreds of keen fans bellowing their hearts out in sync. The lead guitar really comes into its own on this track, adding a different dynamic to the bands sound throughout, being subtle but extremely effective. ‘No One Else To Blame’ reminds of the powerful and catchy nature of bands like Taking Back Sunday, and The Endeavour are definitely putting their own spin on it. Around two and half minutes in the band again take on an exhilarating breakdown before spinning straight back into the huge vocal lines destined to be sung by a large crowd. ‘After The Storm’ starts off suggesting an acoustic number before your hit by a wall of distorted guitars getting you back on your feet. This song is at a slower tempo than the rest of the EP but definitely packs a punch, with the vocals being the highlight. The vocals don’t sound overproduced, they are just rightly taking advantage of the strong voice at the forefront of the band, singing in what seems like his element. The strings on this number are a nice touch too.
This band are “the answer to the questions you’ve been asking for far too long”. Once you’ve heard this EP you won’t be able to read that sentence again without singing it. That is ‘The Endeavour’ effect. Make sure you check out ‘Voyage’.