We start off with a track called “Bleed”, which sneaks up on you with a funky bass-driven intro, before the band let rip with their blend of melodic, alternative post-hardcore. Front man Simon Roach’s vocals occasionally hitting unexpected high notes that give the track an extra dynamic; a positive start.
“Our Disease” follows up more or less immediately with more up-beat, riff-laden rock ‘n roll swagger, it’s all sounding highly confident, which can also be said for “Fire In Your Name”; a little lighter on the ears but incredibly catchy, utilising a big sing along chorus and gang-vocals, there’s plenty more solid riff-work, an EP highlight. “Long Way Down” takes things down to a grittier, dirtier level, providing some of the heaviest material the EP has to offer, before we finish up on “Asphodel”, which when reaching its peak can be described as nothing short of epic. The clean vocals oozing with passion and its one of those tracks which leaves you wanting more after the record’s stopped; great stuff.
This is really strong effort by the boys from Bristol and, knowing they’re currently still unsigned is quite frankly hard to digest. They punch well above their weight in that sense, if you ask me “Escape” is their way of clawing they’re way out of that underground scene and bursting into the wider world…they have the ability, it’s time people sat up and took heed; ones to watch for sure. 
iTunes: Escape - EP - Syren City