Elisa Seda (drums), Luis Bonilla (vocal/bass) and Marek Schneider (guitar) are The Von. They formed in 2013 and recently released a three-song EP entitled 3nity. 3nity is a pretty straightforward rock EP that tips into various sub-genres.
The band opens with “I Know It’s Love” which has a contemporary mainstream rock production. It’s an uplifting song with a tinge of how U2 has sounded for the last fifteen years or so. The song is very anthemic, hopeful and grand. There weren’t many surprises in the song and I would have liked to hear a little more experimentation from the band. That being said the song is well written and fairly catchy.
I preferred the second track “Nature of The Beast” which had more grit. There is a slight Queen of The Stones Age vibe with a similar attitude. I especially liked the verse. It’s catchy and I enjoyed some of the atmospheric effects I heard. “Nature of The Beast” is a solid song but also like the opener I felt the song was pretty safe.
They close with “My Heart Machine” which is another deviation. This time there is a distinct ’80s rock ballad vibe between the synth and vocal delivery. All things considered this may be the highlight. The song has a couple of solid hooks and a killer bass line. They also go a little nuts towards the end in a good way.
This band isn't redefining rock with this EP but it does have its moments. The EP also left me slightly confused as to what I would expect from an LP. This is a rock band but it seems as if the band might be deciding what style they want to play. Overall, this is a case of wait and see. With only three songs the band still has a lot to reveal about themselves.
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