Canons on the Rise
For the band's first album this EP carries with it good tunes that appeal to the common man. "Sinking" has a positive tone showing us the feel of the vocalist's energy in the lyrics. "Tear Gas" is a more calm, friendly song that one can listen one afternoon with your pals having a beer and enjoying a BBQ. "Lake San Diego" has an LA vibe to it, picture yourself down by the beach with the sun shining bright. The rhyming adds a suburban feel to it as well, great combination of voice. "One More Toast" is the kind of song that shows the band's unity and comfort; the tempo starts slow but then clicks on and you can see it's very uplifting. "Completely Real" is a great way to end the EP; you can notice the different vocals right off the bat, but they work well together as a balance between the softness and heavyness of the track. The pitch of the song is very different from the others from beginning to end. Great job, Five Day Rhetoric! Looking forward for more!
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Five Day Rhetoric is an exceptionally talented band. I feel that the drummer has surpassed many of his "elders" with his ability to play the drums, and the guitarist also goes above and beyond any and all expectations of a first-time listener. The lead singer writes the majority of the songs in a way that people of any age can relate. His vocals are soft, yet strong and compelling. I find his method of writing refreshing and therapeutic. The bass player maintains the positive energy throughout each song on this EP, and he does it quite well. The rhythm guitarist wrote many of the riffs, and these riffs have made these songs what they are. Last, but certainly not least, the midi/vocalist's raps and rhymes adds an urban-type element to the EP, and his rhymes intrigued me as a listener. I cannot wait to watch the band continue to grow, and I cannot wait until they release their first album! Great job, guys!