Something You Whisper are a Post-Hardcore band from Ontario. Their latest E.P, 'From the Other Side' is a mix of generic Metalcore and Post-Hardcore. Although they do not bring anything new to the scene's table, they are certainly better than some of the scene's biggest names (Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens and Black Veil Brides). The newest release isn't something which will take your breath away but it will keep you entertained and engaged for the most part of it. It consists of six tracks, one of which is an acoustic track, and they are well executed and the production is great. However, with them being generic and not breaking any new ground, they don't seem to grab you the way that they probably hope to.
The E.P opens with 'Who I've Become'. It starts with a nice, interesting intro before going into generic sudden chugs on the guitars. It's good and well done but not something all that exciting. It's apparent that these guys are taking inspiration from their favourite bands but maybe just a little to much. It's a shame because the vocals and drumming are the most exciting parts. The drums are well executed and not over-done. They accompany the guitars and the drums keep the backbone of the song straight. The vocals are generic sounding but yet they are still good to listen to. The E.P continues with 'Speak To Me', 'Breathless Voice' and 'Dead In Fiction'.
These tracks are all straight forward and generic yet still good fun to listen to. The chugging of the guitars, the mix between cleans and screams, the intense and often exciting drumming and the electronic are a great mix that sounds good but yet it isn't something you haven't heard before. The best parts are the breakdowns and that is when it gets a little more intense. Well placed and executed with extreme precision, the breakdowns stand out as highlights of the tracks on here. The last non-acoustic track is the single 'Anti-Conscience'. It follows the same formula as all the other previous tracks and is nice way to finish up before moving on to the acoustic track. The acoustic track for 'What I've Become' is the highlight of the album. It's nice and calm and really allows the singers vocals to stand out and show off his talents. It makes a small, yet nice, change from what the rest of the E.P has been about.
To finish up this short review, this E.P is a good piece of music. However, it is often repetitive and generic, never trying to break any form of new ground and that is a shame. I like what these guys are doing, it is good to listen to however I just wish more experimentation was around in order for it to stand out. The drumming, the breakdowns, the vocals and the acoustic track is what makes this work. They just need to cut down on down-tuned guitar chugs and focus on writing some riffs. That would be something I'd like to see from these guys in the future otherwise they'll just fall into a pit full of similar artists all doing the exact same thing and, for such talented people, I would hate to see that happen. So, to sum up, this is good and is worth a listen yet don't go in expecting all that much in terms of original song writing and technicality.