InMe are never at rest. Whenever the members aren’t off doing their own mammoth solo projects, they’re either on the road or writing new material. Currently in the pipeline is a fuck off triple album, due to be released early next year. But, to keep fan interest maintained and their massive appetites whet, the Essex quartet has whipped together a 4-track EP, ‘The Destinations’, crowd funded through Plegde Music.
Despite each member doing something of their own, every InMe record has always been of a ridiculously high quality, brimming with ingenuity and brilliance. One of my lingering fears, however, involves the members spreading themselves too thin and putting too much of a toll on their creativity. Sadly, this is the case with ‘The Destinations’. By industry standards, this EP is a solid 7/10; four enthralling songs all with outstanding vocals and captivating guitar solos. By InMe standards, this is a 5/10 at best; most of these songs would barely pass as album filler in their vast, rich discography.
It’s not that the songs are bad, they just lack the InMe punch. There’s no impact in the verses or breakdowns, and the choruses have little to no hook. There’s no progression or challenge on this EP, it’s just four tracks of generic InMe noise that venture no further than arms reach from their comfort zone. Considering what the band are capable of this EP is a letdown, and one that will most likely fade into obscurity, rarely gracing the set lists of their live shows.
Essentially, ‘The Destinations’ is something to tie us all over until the release of the big triple album due out sometime next year. Quite frankly, it didn’t need to be made and all of that time, effort and money they sunk into the record could’ve been put towards making the forthcoming album(s) and maybe even releasing it a little earlier. Still, this will only be considered as a small blip in an otherwise stunning repertoire of work.
Written by Andy Roberts