The Intake Of Glass – Voice Of Reason EP (2012)

In 2010, The Intake Of Glass released an EP entitled Victims Of Circumstance. After my first listen, I was instantly a fan. The EP as a whole was very solid and tracks like “Up In Arms” and “Like Seasons” gave listeners a glimpse of what this band is truly capable of. On their new EP, Voice Of Reason, they took it up another notch and exceeded what I thought to be their limit.

The EP kicks off with a track that the band released a few weeks ago entitled “Misbeliever”. Upon hearing the track for the first time, I was a little caught off guard by the use of cleans. The cleans on Victims Of Circumstance were used very minimally, while every track on Voice Of Reason except “Acolyte” features their fair share of cleans. However, the cleans are not only surprising because of how often they’re used, but how catchy they sound and how well they flow with the rest of the music. One track that I particularly loved the cleans in was the third track, “Vimana”. “Vimana” is my personal favourite on the EP because it has everything from catchy cleans, to dazzling guitar leads, to unrelenting screams, to intense breakdowns.

Not only is this EP catchy, it’s loaded with spectacular guitar riffs and leads, it has enough breakdowns to keep the moshlords of the crowd happy, and the drumming is astounding. I wouldn’t go as far as to say that The Intake Of Glass’ drummer is quite as skilled as Matt Greiner (August Burns Red) or Adam Gray (Texas In July), but it’s very clear that they and their respective bands influence him greatly, as well as the rest of the band.

As I previously hinted at, If you enjoy August Burns Red, The Intake Of Glass is a band that you cannot miss out on. I’m expecting even bigger things than Voice Of Reason from this band in the future because of how much they have improved with each release. Checking out their previous material is definitely worth your while and Voice Of Reason is an EP that I urge all fans of metalcore to buy/stream from their Bandcamp. The length is perfect (20 minutes), the songs flow incredibly well, and all of the members display oodles of talent throughout the entire EP, making it a very fun listen for people who like to focus on one/all aspect(s) of music.

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By Steven Pongrac ~ Me Gusta Reviews