This EP is, stylistically, most like The Devil Wears Prada’s last album 8:18. The interestingly organic vocals I believe add to their music, despite the fact that the vocals aren’t quite as good as they used to be. Aside from that fact, I really can’t say that anyone else is doing this the same way The Devil Wears Prada does it. I’m not even sure if anyone could do it as well as they do.
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The first song on the Space EP is called “Planet A.” This is probably the most melodic I have ever heard TDWP besides “Louder Than Thunder” from With Roots Above and Branches Below. It is an interesting side to see from them, and they do it well. This song portrays the story of a girl named Elizabeth who always dreamed of being an astronaut, and in the end, she became lost in space as the only survivor of some malfunction and ends on an unknown planet called A. The second track “Alien” seems to be about the monster alien for the movie of the same title. This song is much harder hitting than its predecessor. It’s harder, faster, and almost scary. You feel like you are in a space ship with the band, fleeing from a monster and screaming in fear. Musically speaking, this is more of what I expect from TDWP, a song with emotion, passion, and a face smashing beat. A song that draws you in.
Crawling along the walls. I see the eyes, I see the teeth. See the monster coming through the window
This song kind of puzzles me, I don’t quite get the reference if there is one. There does appear to be an underlying feeling of hopelessness with some sort of space religion or something. It is a very well put together song, it blends the melodic and the hard edge to make something worth listening to many times. “Supernova” is probably one of my favorite tracks on the Space EP. It’s heavy, dark, and bouncy, everything you need to start head banging. This song is very self-explanatory: it’s about the cataclysm of a supernova and the thoughts and feelings that go through one’s mind in the last seconds of life before the light of the supernova devours them.
If we could just stay here. Lose track of time. I would be just fine. In a galactic sea.
“An Asteroid Towards Earth” is particularly dark and doomy. Another song about a cataclysmic event that ends earth. This is a great way to end the EP: in absolute destruction, as I’m sure anyone in a mosh pit to this song would be in a similar condition. This song chugs and bangs with the approach of impending doom until about the middle when the song slows to get even darker saying, “Say goodbye one last time as the earth will be no more.” A theme that seems to run through the EP is hopelessness. In the first song, it’s the hopelessness of being lost in space, the second was the monster coming and the idea of certain death, and, in the final two songs, the imminence of ultimate destruction. The Space EP makes me think of what I would do in these circumstances. Even knowing that I’m going to heaven when I die, the idea of losing everything scares me. Where will you be when the world ends?
This EP didn’t blow me away on the first play through, but after some meditation on it, I grew to love it. I would put this EP right on the same level as their Zombie EP . Not to say it is the same, but just as creative.