Once Upon A Time
RIYL: My Ticket Home, Burden Of A Day, Mswhite
How do you begin an album successfully, getting the listener’s full attention? Generally, the best way is to give it an explosive start OR to provide a suspence-building opening. In the case of Ever After, Once Upon A Time unravels with an audio bit backed by a drum beat and guitar riff somewhat in the distance. While it probably could have been larger, it still does a solid job in catching your ear from the start. This is an important aspect to any album, and Ever After managed to pull it off. From here, the elements attempted are either good or lacking somewhat. What the band really shows during this EP is that they do have the potential to break out. Songs like “There Is No Certainty, Only Opportunity” and “Nothing Is Over” really show the band at their best. More speed, aggression, and soaring vocal parts like these would benefit the band greatly. As they stand, this a very solid release that will likely foreshadow great things to come. With some tightening of loose ends, Ever After could find themselves on Tragic Hero or Equal Vision by next year possibly. (NL)
Press Summary: “Ever After show the skill and potential to blow up in the scene soon enough. If the band continues this way, we can expect an explosive full length to shoot them forward.”
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1. Once Upon A Time
4. There Is No Certainty, Only Opportunity
5. Nothing Is Over