Release Date: May 25th, 2010
Label: Rain City Records
Website: None available
Hailing from Colorado, post-hardcore/metalcore 5-piece It Prevails have released a string of releases and have never managed to break out a great deal outside of US shores. Though new 3-track EP ‘Findings’ is far from a poor effort, it sadly doesn’t seem enough to change this much either.
Their sound drives much like the missing link between Ligeia‘s two full-length releases, mixing a forceful and formidable metalcore blast with an appropriate amount of melodicy in equal measures instead of pushing further on either element. It’s just not something that It Prevails have surpassed themselves in their previous releases.
‘Placed In My Hands’ pushes from one side of the spectrum to the other, heavy to soft without getting too far away from the borders of the other. The harmonic guitar lines bringing a little something different to what other bands in their scene are creating. ‘Something More’ gives us, well, something more, slowly building in before the weight drops us back into the midst of things, and closer ‘Mend Again’ follows suit with something fairly similar.
It’s not bad, but it’s not something that another band in the same genre hasn’t already done much better, and even something that It Prevails have already done better themselves. ‘Findings’ would be a good place to start to shuffle your way into liking the band as a starting point, but shouldn’t really be treated as anything else.
Written by Zach Redrup