Evolve seems like an appropriate title for the new Chelsea Grin EP, considering that the band does show some new faces on this record. “Lilith” introduces some clean vocals to the deathcore mix, which may feel like a bit of shock to some. However, it’s these sections (and the new atmospheric elements) that make this EP more interesting. Without these expansions, Evolve would be too noisy and unpleasant. “Confession” incorporates the cleans very sparingly, using them more as frantic cries for help than smooth singing, but they work well when placed. However, when you get to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”, this is where longtime fans will possibly throw a fit. The closing track features some great melodic moments, and the singing found on it sounds great. Unfortunately, it is only in the EP’s few moments of expansion that Chelsea Grin sound good this time around. The remainder of Evolve is quite annoying and tedious. It’s a real shame too, because My Damnation was quite good. – by Jacob Moore
>> Classification: Deathcore
>> Recommended Tracks: “Lilith”, “Confession”, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
>> In Conclusion: With Evolve, Chelsea Grin do expand upon their formula several times. Surprisingly, it’s in these moments that the EP becomes interesting. Without them, these new songs would completely fall flat.