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EP Review: Forgotten Sons - 'Self-Titled EP'

Resilient alternative/punk-rock band Forgotten Sons rises again with a stunning new self-titled EP.



Bands like Forgotten Sons strive to prove that it doesn't matter where you come from when it comes to making great alternative rock music. Coming from the Shetland Islands, Forgotten Sons has demonstrated with their music that they are much more than just an island band. With a layered sound that goes beyond the sound of their local scene, Forgotten Sons have concocted an expansive and poignant punk-rock self-titled EP.


"Their self-titled EP ends with the final immersing final track, "Wasteland Mindset." A pivotal moment on the EP, Forgotten Sons' robust percussive fervor takes over the entire experience as it compliments the full-bodied punk-rock vocals., concluding the EP on a beautiful note.

Starting with the first track, "Flipside," a nostalgically resonant track that is painted with a modern dose of alternative rock bliss mixed with the vigor of pop-punk vocals of yesteryear, its dynamically emotional first impression gives way to three more impressive moments on the EP.


"Socials" takes us into Forgotten Sons' use of infectious instrumental territory juxtaposed by contentious pulsating energy, yet still maintains the nostalgic qualities they advertised at the beginning of the EP before switching things up with the final stripped-back moment, "I'm Fine." Wistful and denied of all up-tempo potent intensity we have had up to this point, Forgotten Sons show an opulent and impassionately sincere side to their sound that is dissonant but not alien to their sound on the EP.


Their self-titled EP brightens things up with the immersing track, "Wasteland Mindset." A pivotal moment on the EP, Forgotten Sons' robust percussive fervor takes over the entire experience as it compliments the full-bodied punk-rock vocals., concluding the EP on a second to final beautiful note.


Forgotten Sons' self-titled EP strengthens and expands the scope of their original sound by taking what works effectively to mold the solid punk foundations built from years past with the alternative modern soundscape of today. While Forgotten Sons are just starting on their journey, their new EP promises something special for the year ahead.


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