EP Review
Young Guns  Mirrors EPYoung Guns – Mirrors

Despite not necessarily being my cup of tea, this is one of the best underground Eps of this genre that I've heard in a while. The genre in question, is a light rock meets metal blend, something around the Thrice feel, with the removal of the occasional erratic edge.

Although the opening track “Daughter of the Sea” starts off gentle, it eventually explodes into a fairly hard-hitting grimey riff, but soon levels off into a well-rounded song. Well paced, and packed with intricate twiddles and licks throughout, it's a really well written song that employs every rule from the book that they teach you at light metal school. So in that sense, you could argue that this is really generic. But the difference in Young Guns to other similar smaller acts, is that the EP is beautifully recorded, and everything is tighter than the grip of Beelzebub himself.

There's a slight Lostprophets edge to the inoffensiveness of their music despite it generally being quite an anger-fuelled genre. But the thing that is really ticking my boxes throughout this brief melodic journey, is the fantastic vocalist. He hits every note, regardless of where it falls on the scale, and doesn't feel any need to perform any gut-wrenching roars or screams. Good old fashioned music.

The four track EP is an enjoyable taster of the Young Guns, and finishes with “In The Night,” a promisingly catchy number.

If you're into light metal, and bands like Thrice, then these are definitely for you. If you like something tuneless and packed full of hectic screams, then firstly you need to question yourself, and secondly, this probably won't tickle your pickle. But I've certainly enjoyed it, and that's a surprise.


Review by Thom
 Band Members

Gustav (Vocals
John (Guitar)
Fraser (Guitar)
Simon (Bass)
Ben (Drums)
 Track Listing
1. Daughter Of The Sea
2. Weight Of The World
3. There Will Be Rain
4. In The Night
 Band Related Links
Young Guns Myspace
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?