Victorian metalcore unit Mirrors are set to release their sophomore EP, Cold Sanctuary on May 10th. The title track was released to much acclaim earlier this month, but Noise Pollution has been lucky enough to hear the EP in its entirety.
Over the course of the 5 track EP, Mirrors deliver a style of metalcore that is really pleasing to my ears. It’s brutal, but also almost atmospheric at times. The guitars from Tyson Taifer deliver chugging riffs and intricacy all at once, the rhythm section comprised of Jake Mackin on bass and Robert Brens on drums is absolutely relentless, and vocalist Patrick Goodman is on point whether delivering gutteral growls or soaring harmonies.
Damien opens the EP, and in my opinion, Mirrors are instantly proving that they’re not just your average metalcore band, they are in fact a cut above the rest. The arrangement on this track is flawless, proving that a lot of thought has gone in to creating this music.
Stain the Page is the second track, and a definite contender for best song of the EP. It’s a very accessible song for such a heavy style of music, with a perfect combination of brutality mixed with harmony. I can hear this song being the next single.
Can You Hear the Silence is another sure fire demonstration of the talent of Mirrors as a band, but the absolute highlight is the title track, Cold Sanctuary. It’s an emotional roller coaster of a song, that truly demonstrates the diversity in the bands playing, and song writing ability. And that break down is massive!
Closing out this collection is The Puppets Strings Are Broken, which is two and a half minutes of non stop heavy. A great way to finish up, and a song that is going to see some serious pit action.
Every song on offer here, barring Damien, is under three and a half minutes in length, so the EP totally flies by in around fifteen minutes in total, but that is all Mirrors need to get their point across and show the world what they’re made of.