Beyond Revolutions - efflux
Beyond Revolutions, a four-person band from Suffolk, UK, have an interesting backstory. They started as a cover band, and then evolved into writing their own music – something that is not exactly the easiest thing in the world to do. The result of their finally renting a studio was Efflux EP, a bubbly album that is sure to help you have a good time regardless of what you’re doing.
“Unfamiliar Beat” begins with a few spaced out guitar chords that very quickly speed up and are joined with another rhythmic guitar, fresh drumming and very clear vocals. There is some variation in the speed of the different phases of the song, which make it an interesting listen. The chorus is catchy and fairly easy to pick up quickly, as well.
“That Sore Feeling” kicks off a lot stronger than the first song, but has a similar structure to it. It’s rather upbeat for what sounds like a sad song about a tortured love. The solo was gnarly, continuing on through the end of the song even past the chorus and adding a nice flair to the song.
I expected a beachy, watery sound with “Poseidon” and was not disappointed. The high, racing lead guitar sounds really nice compounded with the twanging rhythm guitar, and the drums continue to shine. It’s a thick, powerful song that swirls around you. The second part of the song, a much slower and emotional drawl, was particularly satisfying.
I think this is a good start for an EP, with three songs that very clearly convey the spirit and sound of the band. I would like to hear each part step a bit out of their comfort zone now and try something new. The riffs, vocals, and song structure of the first two songs favored each other, and though it’s not a bad thing (they were a lot of fun to listen to), I’d be willing to bet nothing but great things could come from pushing the envelope for the next songs. This is, all in all, a fun and cool listen and I would love to hear what they come out with next!
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