EP Review
Enter Shikari - The ZoneEnter Shikari - The Zone

Enter Shikari were one of the most hyped up bands since the middle of 2006, well up until the band released their debut album 'Take To The Skies' back in March of this year, the album has since gone on and sold well over 100,000 copies which is a huge achievement for an unsigned band who have gone alone and done every thing themselves. The band have since gone on and played most major festivals across the UK including the Carling weekend Reading and Leeds and also Download festival, they have also played in the USA and Japan and many sold out shows across the UK including their current sold out tour across the UK that runs into the start of November.

To coincide with the bands current UK tour they are releasing a new EP called 'The Zone' but don’t get to excited about the prospect of a new Enter Shikari EP as in my eyes it seems like a Christmas cash in, the band claim the EP is full of songs that didn’t make it on the album due to not being recorded in time for the album release but technically 4 of the songs on the EP did make it on the album just a slightly different version of them and the other 4 tracks on the EP are worth a listen but if you are an Enter Shikari fan then you have most probably heard the songs or own them already due to the wonders off the internet.

Songs like 'The Feast' are quite fun with really raw hardcore vocals over some mental dance beats, and 'Kickin' Back On The Surface Of Your Cheek' is quite an interesting song but if you happen to own the 'Anything Can Happen In the Next Half Hour' single then you will already own the song and also own 'Keep It On Ice' which happens to be another song on the EP.

The release of 'The Zone' does seem pretty pointless and is a blatant Christmas cash in as it offers absolutely nothing new and it would of been more acceptable for Enter Shikari to of re-released their debut album 'Take To The Skies' with 'The Zone' included as a bonus disk to try and attract new fans.

'The Zone' is a disappointment and I can only see the EP being bought by the real hardcore Enter Shikari fans who like to collect all of the bands releases.


Review by Trigger
 Band Members
Enter Shikari - Band
Rou (Vocals)
Chris (Bass, Vocals)
Rory (Guitar, Vocals)
Rob (Drums)
 Track Listing
1. The Feast (demo)
2. Kickin' Back On The Surface Of Your Cheek
3. Keep It On Ice
4. Adieu (Routron 5000 Remix)
5. Sorry You're Not A Winner (Zane Lowe Live Session)
6. Mothership (demo)
7. Acid Nation
8. Enter Shikari (demo)
 Band Related Links
Enter Shikari Official Website
Enter Shikari Myspace
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?