I was very pleasantly surprised when I came across ENOVA in late 2012 on a local radio station. They didn’t sound like the normal lame radio-rock and after hearing “Separate”, they immediately hooked me in. If you missed it, we did a review and interview of their debut album ‘Counterpart’ back in Jan 2013.
Now, the band has released a new EP called ‘Dark Waters‘ that raises the high standard that was set by ‘Counterpart’ and features 5 beautifully executed tracks of rock euphoria. After working countless hours creating the tracks themselves they traveled to Nashville to hit the studio, bringing on the expertise of producer Brian Virtue. (Chevelle, Deftones, 30 Seconds to Mars, Audioslave, Smashing Pumpkins, and more…) The result is a great EP that they should be very proud of. You’ll have to catch the guys on tour if you want the EP because currently this album can only be purchased at the band’s live shows. They’re hoping to have it available to the masses very soon.
For Fans Of: A Perfect Circle, 10 Years, Chevelle
The EP opens with ‘Dark Waters’ which, right off the bat, highlights vocalist Elliot Weber’s expansive vocal range and flawless falsettos. A great opening track to a spectacular EP.
Here’s a lyric video from track 2 “Hell (is a far way down)”.
This song is reminiscent of A Perfect Circle’s – Judith with the screaming guitar solos and busting vocal work. This is definitely a highlight of the EP and encompasses everything ENOVA excels at.
A Heart That Made It’s Mind Up is a solid track that is a testament to the songwriting and composition that the band creates. Next up is “Bastard Man”, a track that’s out for blood and will drop you on your ass when the guitar solo hits. “Abstract” closes up the EP with more blistering vocals and heavy drum work and those monsterous guitars.
Enova continues to impress and raises the bar in the hard rock scene with passionate songwriting and top-quality instrumentation that resonate emotionally and musically.