December 12, 2018 Currents – I Let The Devil In (EP Review)
Since the release of their acclaimed 2017 album, The Place I Feel Safest, fans of the Connecticut based Metal band Currents have thirsted for more. Feeding the hunger, they now return with a 5 track EP, entitled I Let The Devil In, due out Friday, December 14th through SharpTone Records.
Looking at their development, Currents – Vocalist Brian Wille, Guitarists Chris Wiseman and Ryan Castaldi, Bassist Dee Cronkite, and Drummer Jeff Brown – have honed their craft since forming in 2011 – dropping their first EP, Victimized, 2013, followed two years later by Life // Lost. Drumming up a good deal of attention, they signed on with SharpTone records in early 2017, released their debut album about 4 months later, and since have been on tour opening for Miss May I in Europe, as well as Born of Osiris in the USA. Now with I Let The Devil In, a release that will coincide with a headline tour through the end of December, they appear ready to take a step forward.
Produced by For Today’s Ryan Leitru, each song has its own unique universe of pain and anguish that gives the listener a peek into a truly twisted reality. Tracks 3 years in the making, as the EP moves forward the desperation becomes even more apparent with a wild blend of vocal styles. It begins by letting out some gut-wrenching screams, ones which only make the sublime blend of smooth vocals more chilling once “Feel The Same” hits.
A golden piece of audio, “Feel The Same” is right in the middle just before the shredding rapid fire “The Rope” and an epic finale with “Forever Marked.” With the latter, Currents offers a blend of melodic, screaming, as well as Rap vocals that truly showcase the range and ability of all their skills.
Overall, their varied abilities, coupled with pounding beats and deep bass lines, invoke a riveting dark sensation that keeps listeners hooked on every word. While I Let The Devil In may only consist of 5 songs, each one is a finger in the fist of insanity that will smash through your speakers! That is why Cryptic Rock gives Current’s latest effort 5 out of 5 stars.