I come back to them often when I listen to music. They're heavy and impassioned. They understood how to create tension in both their lyrics and music.
I bought the EP as soon as the pre-order was up. I've been listening to it for the last few days. The vocals are still strong, and the band still sounds like Write This Down even with the absence of Johnny Collier. Musically this EP still feels like the band. The five songs sound like slightly rougher productions than their previous two albums, and they tend to sound a little too similar to each other.
Lyrically, the band continues to mature. "Foundations" the title track explores the daily grind most of us experience just trying to provide for our families. Several songs discuss the loss of a relationship and difficulties (anger) behind it.
And while the band was never terribly explicit in their discussions of spirituality, this EP only has a passing reference to God. I wished there was more. I also wished they featured one of their signature slower-but-powerful songs like "Citadel" and "Cheap Affairs". I could listen to those songs all day long.
There is some extremely mild language in one of the songs for folks who care about such things.
Overall, I really enjoyed this album. I hope they release a full-length album sometime soon.
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Rating: 4/5 (I really liked it)