Eat Your Heart Out’s second release, Carried Away, feels like the start to something that could be great.
The album starts with a fast-paced banger of a song, “Drag Me Down.” The song talks about how people react in negative times and not wanting to change for someone else. All of the instruments compliment the vocals and lyrics, while lifting the song up with crashing drums and killer guitar riffs. The second track, “Something In The Way,” opens with just guitar and vocals until joined by bass and drums at the end of the first line. I wish the chorus were more than just the repetition of the line “I’ll back out like I always do,” but I love the use of the song fading out at the end, feeling like the song itself is backing out. The vocals in “Patience” might be the star on the EP. The layering on the chorus works really well with the song, and the drums during the outro give a nice finishing touch to the EP. Carried Away is a great release by Eat Your Heart Out, but I can’t wait to see where they go from here as they get more comfortable being in a studio. I’d love to hear a longer record with a ballad by them in the future.
Overall: Pretty good, short, excited to see where this band goes in the future.
Review by Shane Haley