Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Review: Ambitions- Question EP


Recently two of my favorite bands have split up. First it was Champion, then in the last few weeks Betrayed called it quits after releasing the awesome 'Substance' album. Well this EP has picked me up off the canvas. Ambition are the future for melodic hardcore. They have it all- Soaring vocals, anguished screaming, sing-a-longs, stage dives and high fives. 'Question' is a pretty impressive display of multilayered melodic hardcore the way it should be. Fans of Strike Anywhere, Ignite and Dag Nasty will love this EP. While the lyrical content will carry familiar themes for many hardcore fans, you never get the feeling you're travelling over old ground. There's no preaching, just a positive, inspirational message that really gives you a kick in the arse. My highlight is probably track 6 'Still Dreaming', I also love the two-step dance part in the title track 'Question.' However it probably doesn't do the EP justice to pick favorites, as each song is a small journey by itself that charts lifes highs and lows. Crushing breakdowns and anguished screaming transition quickly into flying riffage and defiant, transcendental lyrics. I can't wait to hear an LP out of these guys, and hopefully they get big enough to head down under at some stage. Perfect to skate to, perfect to ride to- what more could you want?

5 Comments:

Blogger larson_b said...

got any examples of those 'transcendental lyrics' t-boy?

11:23 PM  
Blogger timboy said...

When i say transcendtal- the lyrics are more a call to rise above lifes trials and tribulations.

But try saying that in one word.

here follows a bad example of what i'm getting at. But you really have to listen to the EP as a whole.

Uphill battle

Sometimes i feel like we've given all we've got,
and I'm tired of pretending
I'm something that I'm not.
So what's the point if it's not the truth?
Different nights, same talk.
so hard to align our thoughts,
and I'm tired of regretting another moment's lost.
This is my confession: that i'll never change,
and I won't backdown again, or accept the blame.
no fronts, no compromising.
Let's risk it all.
Put our faults on the table, even as we fall.
It's in our hands, this is where we stand.
It's in our hands, it's where we stand.

2:06 AM  
Blogger larson_b said...

"When i say transcendtal- the lyrics are more a call to rise above lifes trials and tribulations."

sounds like a hillsong band..

4:33 PM  
Blogger timboy said...

YOu should like it then :D

7:27 PM  
Blogger larson_b said...

touche

11:12 PM  

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