Review: My Epic - Ultraviolet
Release date: March 30, 2018
Record label: Facedown Records
- Of Wilderness
- So Be It
- In Absentia
- Two Nights
So before recently, I never liked My Epic. But somehow, I managed to get three of their CDs, via the drop boxes that Facedown offers every now and again. On my regular rotation of CDs now are Broken Voices and Viscera. I still have to listen to Behold.
“Of Wilderness” is the beginning track of the album and it is truly brilliant. The band captures the essence of past albums and even new sounds all in this song. The track is beautiful and has atmospheric drums and guitars and the vocals are just so well executed.
“Voices” follows with such a beautiful intro. Slow piano sounds and some acoustic guitar plucking and Vocalist Aaron Stone’s luscious voice. The song is so mellow and beautiful. In the middle of the song there is a chorus of voices and then the digital programming instrumentation comes in to the mix. While it sounds like a buildup, it just slowly goes away shortly after.
“So Be It” is the third track of the fantastic EP. The track is slow with some indie electric guitars. The vocals are faded and echoing and they sound like a very familiar pop star. The bass guitar and drum both come in at the same time. The chorus of the song is certainly my favorite part of the track. Amazing stuff.
“In Absentia” starts off with an interesting digital soundwave. It only gets more digital from there. The drums, bass and guitar all come in right after a four-four beat of the soundwave, with Stone’s vocals coming soon after. The song definitely a weird track but it still sound fantastic.
“Two Nights” is the final track on the album and brings the rock element from the first track back to the forefront. The atmospheric style of indie rock is some of the best material I’ve heard of this genre. Actually, My Epic is my favorite band from that genre.
The EP isn’t my favorite from them, at least presently. But it is still a butt kicking record. I think for my favorite My Epic record, it’s a tie between Broken Voices and Viscera. Behold is the other record I have and it’s alright; it’s got some good jams, but not exactly my favorite. Ultraviolet is an amazing album and most likely be considered one of their best! Be on the lookout for Violence, which comes out later this year. I’m hoping with a title like Violence, it’s gonna be kinda heavy.
FFO: My Epic (duh), lighter music of Everything in Slow Motion and Hands
The Bearded Dragon