Last Bullet – Last Bullet EP
This five track self-titled EP from Last Bullet is their first studio EP and kicks off with “Can’t Move On”, heavy on the guitar riffs from start to finish with husky, probably more rock style, vocals fitted to heavy music. There is an excellent guitar solo towards the end and energy just exudes from the track as an unstoppable force.
Next up is “Carefree” which starts off a lot slower than the first track, which in some ways is a bit too much of a break from the opening track. Carefree also has a much more rock feel than the previous track so for fans of the harder and heavier music style, this probably won’t be the track for you. There are again some good guitar sections but keeping with the theme of the track even they are softer and more melodic. While executed well, it’s not one of my favourite tracks on the EP.
So onto track three “Girls Gone Wild” starting off with a heavier, more distorted guitar sound than the previous track and the guitar solos are faster in this track. The smoky vocals still keep the track on the hard rock/classic metal border, but the music is heavy underneath and the energy from the first track makes a reappearance.
“Rock Till We Die” starts off with a real classic metal intro, heavy on the guitar with a simple beat behind it before picking up the pace. The vocals are almost spoken through the first verse and are a lot simpler through the rest of the track. Less heavy than the previous track, it feels like it lacks a bit of… something throughout most of it, although the chorus does kick in nicely and the guitar solos which are consistently good through the EP don’t disappoint here either. The group vocal section supported by clapping towards the end is a little cheesy on the EP but should translate really well for a live performance.
Finally, “What is Meant to Be” starts off with a slow simple guitar sound with layers of music gradually building up around the prominent guitar sound. The more melodic vocals and sound get a bit heavier and darker towards the middle of the track, but this is definitely a different tempo to most of the EP. That being said, although a softer track, I think this works a lot better than “Carefree”.
Fans of Classic Metal and Hard Rock should go ahead and get this album, but for those with heavier tastes it will probably leave a little something lacking. Overall, the production, mixing, and quality of the EP is particularly good for a debut EP and there is no doubt Last Bullet are definitely good at what they do. The music is heavier than the EP seems at first listen but the rock vocals keep a softer edge over the whole EP.The EP is worth a listen even for the fans of the heaviest of heavy metal. We all need a little something softer at some point and Last Bullet could be the band to watch out for in this genre.Last Bullet - Last Bullet EP,
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