Based in Manchester Disconnected Souls are an interesting band that doesn’t fit into any current genre, they have been born out of a desire to incorporate and bend three pillars of music; electronic, classical, and metal, and somehow mash it although to form a new sound of their very own.
This is their debut EP following quick behind the single ‘Oathbreaker’ which hit YouTube in mid February, so with the momentum of the single hitting the ground running the band throw out a collection of material.
The intro to this collection of material that allows Disconnected Souls bare their identity to the musical world is ‘Emergence’, a hit in the face electro rock vibe running at a fast pace and drawing energy from the beginning.
‘Divergence’ is like walking in a haunted classical metal track of a house, amazing contrast is painted all over this house with the soft reassuring female vocals with meaningful spirit, is then washed away with a typhoon of water when the male vocals roar over the song a real honest roughness. There’s so many layers to this record that you can’t help but feel like you have a gothic orchestra in every room.
As mentioned earlier Disconnected Souls chose ‘Oathbreaker’ as their single before this EP was released onto the world, it’s a fast paced affair with a steady beat like a resting heart beat on a nice sunny day. Which at a number of occasions is rudely awakened by the adrenaline that’s pumped into the track by the spiky guitars.
‘Shatter’ and the EP title track ‘Warring Elements’ represents a slight change in the movement of the record, with a throwback to the early noughties metal scene. Both songs are more stripped back and pure rock metal, you can be forgiven for memories of the band Korn entering your mind when these tracks are played to you.
Bonus track ‘Mischievous Spirits’ brings you back down to earth with a calm ending to this rollercoaster of an EP. This is so different and so interesting that I can’t give the EP the deserved summary apart from you’ve got to hear it to comprehend the sound this band tries to invoke.
Written by Kess Anthony