Saturday, November 21, 2009

Damn Rough Night EP Review - Artist Vs. Poet

Track listing:
1. Damn Rough Night
2. Gateway
3. Rescue
4. To Hell With The Letdown

Artist Vs. Poet returns with their first released material since their self titled EP over a year ago. The first EP got a great review from me earlier on the blog. This catchy pop-rock EP is a great follow up to the EP and preview to the upcoming album.

The title track, Damn Rough Night, is a fun song about the epicness which is turning 21. The lyrics express all the emotions of going all out on that night, including the fun, the craziness, and the forgotten memories. The catchy chorus has been stuck in my head for a while. Additionally, Forever The Sickest Kids, currently on tour with Artist Vs. Poet, give some guest vocals in the bridge.

Gateway is another song of the similar formula: Catchy lyrics and a catchy beat. The verses aren't their best, but the chorus is still great. Rescue sounds like a song right out of an All Time Low album. I mean that in a good way. It's a great song that again follows their formula of success. To Hell With The Letdown is a song that isn't my favorite, but maybe it will grow on me. The chorus just seems boring to me. It's not a bad song, but it's not their best.

As said earlier, Artist Vs. Poet follows their formula to success. I would love to see them add some diversity, but with a four song EP that is not important. However, for their full length they need to add some change. These guys have a load of potential, especially on Fearless. Their full length is probably going to be one of my most awaited albums of 2010. Check Artist Vs Poet out on Myspace HERE.

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