Split Persona is a band that just released their self-titled EP Split Persona. They are a young band barely out of high school but are off to a solid start. Their music is straightforward melding elements of rock and metal.
The band got going with “Stay Away” which is a heavy song consisting of distorted guitars, driving drums, steady bass and vocals. I noticed right away that the vocalist sounds young. There are simply characteristics to his voice that reminded me of a teenager. It works fine for the music but the vocals weren’t what I was expecting considering the intensity of the music.
The next song is entitled “All Us Three” and is similar to the first and rocks pretty hard. There’s a ’90s vibe here which I very much remember living through. Can you say alternative rock? They get their most subdued on “Melted Clocks'' which is one of the more single worthy songs with a catchy hook. The next couple of songs “Keep It” and “Strawberries” were solid songs as well.
In the mid ’90s I was around the same age as this band is now and I was making similar music back then. Do I have to go into why ’90s inspired music is arguably the best decade of music. This band is doing all the right things and although they haven’t found a signature sound at this point, they demonstrate some solid talent in terms of delivery and songwriting.
My advice to this band would be to think about ways they can differentiate themselves from the crowd. Don’t get me wrong there are some quality songs here but the next step would be to focus on how to create an X-factor for their music that when you hear it you might recognize it’s them.
Overall, this is a solid EP and I wish them luck as they continue to evolve.
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