There seem to be quite a few bands debuting this year and early-April sees the (digital) arrival of Amongst Carrion with their debut offering, ‘We That Should Not Be’. Despite starting out life whilst still at school as a garage band covering Lamb of God and Metallica songs, it was only last year that the band really began to take shape and put in the mileage on tour.
The first thing to note about the EP is the artwork. When I was first given this to review I just thought, “Ah, it’s as wolf” and shoved it in my bag but when I first actually looked at it properly I realised that there was confusingly more going on: is a wolf? Is it a beehive? Is it a tree? Why decide? It’s very nicely done and we take our hats off to Dan Pugh, bassist and concoctor of strange apocalyptic wolf-bee creatures.
The EP itself, whilst being very nicely polished, doesn’t really offer much that hasn’t been heard before. Although I have no doubt that they’ll gather a big following within a certain demographic, I’m not sure what’s left for the rest of us. Just by having a quick look at their Facebook and Twitter accounts you can see that they’ve amassed a fairly decent following so perhaps I’m in the minority on this one. Most of the songs on the EP follow a definite theme, which means that there isn’t one song in particular to highlight as being a standout track, which is a shame because with a little bit more progression this would be a completely different story altogether. We have to remember that they’re still a relatively new and young band so there’s still plenty of time for them to prove themselves.
WE THAT SHOULD NOT BE
Review by Siân Williams
2nd April 2012
2) Shadows Over Me
3) We That Should Not Be
4) Painted Red
5) The Fear in Her Eyes
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"The EP...whilst being very nicely polished, doesn’t really offer much that hasn’t been heard before."