Format: Digital Album
02. Mud Bananas
03. Even Higher
05. Cold Mountain Sandwiches
Though a couple members of Mae West have been jamming together since 2005, it was not until later in 2010 that Mae West was formed. Hailing from Lancaster and Palmdale California, better known as the Antelope Valley, Mae West’s influences range from progressive metal, to pop and hip hop. They finished up their self-titled EP in the summer of 2010, and released it for download on March 2nd, 2011. At the current time, Mae West remains unsigned.
The EP starts off with a track titled “Brazilionaire.” It allows its listeners to see what’s in store for this particular EP, and more importantly, what this band is capable of, not only musically, but vocally.
The second track, and my personal favorite, is titled “Mud Bananas.” This track is everything that a melody-fused hardcore song should be. The song quickly shows off the singer, Brian Torsney’s, ability to go from a melodic approach, to one the depths of hell could appreciate. Aside from Brian’s vocals, one can’t help but notice Max Sabate on the drums. His speed and ability to hold beat with such a fast pace presented brings the track together perfectly. “Move!”
The rest of the album flows together nicely, with each song presenting something new. “Even Higher” reminded me of A Day To Remember in their “And Their Name Was Treason” years, with a different style of vocals from Torsney. This EP is easily my favorite thus far in 2011, and will hopefully pave the way for Mae West. Respect.