This five-track, 19-minute-long EP, is the latest release from Connecticut-based metalcore outfit Currents. It is no secret that metalcore is probably my least favourite genre within the metal scene, but even I must say that these guys are a breath of fresh air in what is an over commercialised and fairly lacking area. When they hit hard, such as opener “Into Despair”, then really do, becoming a metallic monster with force, depth and passion. When they take a more commercial approach then one can also understand where they are coming from, and the result is something which is far more listenable to than most. Of course, being less than 20 minutes long also helps, but I nearly found myself enjoying this, which shows I feel they have more to offer than many in the scene.

Rating: 7/10


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