ENTER SHIKARI — Take To The Skies

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

ENTER SHIKARI - Take To The Skies cover
2.50 | 4 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 2007

Tracklist


1. [Untitled] (Stand Your Ground; This is Ancient Land (on digital versions)) (01:08)
2. Enter Shikari (02:52)
3. Mothership (04:30)
4. Anything Can Happen in the Next Half Hour... (04:32)
5. [Untitled] (01:01)
6. Labyrinth (03:51)
7. No Ssswet (03:16)
8. Today Won't Go Down in History (03:34)
9. [Untitled] (Reprise 1 (on digital versions)) (01:28)
10. Return to Energiser (04:35)
11. [Untitled] (00:35)
12. Sorry, You're Not a Winner (03:52)
13. [Untitled] (00:35)
14. Jonny Sniper (04:01)
15. Adieu (05:40)
16. OK Time for Plan B (04:55)
17. [Untitled] (Reprise 2 (on digital versions)) (02:44)

Total Time 52:43


US iTunes version:

1. Stand Your Ground; This Is Ancient Land / Enter Shikari (04:05)
2. Mothership (04:30)
3. Anything Can Happen In the Next Half Hour / Interlude One (0 5:41)
4. Labyrinth (03:56)
5. No Sssweat (03:18)
6. Today Won't Go Down In History (03:37)
7. Reprise One (01:31)
8. Return to Energizer (04:37)
9. Sorry You're Not a Winner (Remix) (04:12)
10. Johnny Sniper / Intro (04:34)
11. Adieu (05:40)
12. OK, Time for Plan B (05:04)
13. Reprise Two (02:42)
14. Kicking Back On the Surface of Your Cheek (Digital Exclusive) (03:46)

Total Time 56:29


DVD - Live At The Astoria

1. Backstage Footage (02:47)
2. Labyrinth (03:11)
3. Backstage Footage (02:11)
4. The Feast (02:47)
5. Backstage Footage (02:54)
6. Sorry You're Not A Winner (04:31)
7. Backstage Footage (00:10)

Total Time 18:31


Line-up/Musicians


- Roughton "Rou" Reynolds / lead vocals, additional guitar
- Chris Batten / bass, backing vocals
- Liam "Rory" Clewlow / lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Rob Rolfe / drums, percussion

About this release

Released on Ambush Reality (UK) / Tiny Evil Records (US) on 19th March 2007.

Produced by Enter Shikari.

Recorded in The Outhouse in Reading, Berkshire, UK (2006-2007).

Available as limited edition CD/DVD release.

Thanks to VerticalUprising for the addition and Bosh66, Aglasshouse for the updates

Buy ENTER SHIKARI - TAKE TO THE SKIES music

More places to buy metal & ENTER SHIKARI music

  • CDUniverse - Specializing in the sale of domestic and imported music CDs and Imports

ENTER SHIKARI TAKE TO THE SKIES reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

siLLy puPPy
Once the 21st century hit, all the “core” styles of metal really starting to get experimental with emphasis on cross-pollinating completely unrelated musical styles. One of the more successful of these came in the form of electronicore, also known as trancecore or synthcore which took the traditional metalcore instrumentation and style including breakdowns and married it with a heavy use of sequencers, samplers, synthesizers and other effects hitherto only experienced in electronic dance music such as IDM, psybient, psytrance and dubstep.

One of the first bands to go this route was the English band ENTER SHIKARI that formed out of the ashes of the hardcore band Hybryd. After a series of short EPs (“Nodding Acquaintance,” “Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour,” “Sorry You’re Not A Winner) the band which consisted of four core members and another five to provide “gang” vocals, released their debut TAKE TO THE SKIES in 2006 and has become famous for achieving significant chart success as a completely independent release on their own Ambush Reality.

Mostly due to touring and internet interaction with the fanbase, TAKE TO THE SKIES eventually went on to sell over 200,000 copies. This debut takes the liberty to re-record many of the demo tracks and spruce them up with better production. The success of TAKE TO THE SKIES naturally opened the doors for a whole legion of followers with bands like Crossfaith, Fatal FE, FACT and I See Stars finding new ways to add even more elements such as brostep, emo-pop, eurodance and even djent. As a pioneer in the genre ENTER SHIKARI pretty much sticks to melodic metalcore as its base and then adds healthy doses of synthesized trance music.

TAKE TO THE SKIES attempts to forge a new style of hybridization that marries two completely unrelated musical genera but in the end feels like a rough draft. The metalcore aspects are pretty mediocre in their delivery with Roughton Reynolds’ vocals mostly being performed in a clean style of singing rather than the expected frenetic screaming. Oddly enough the band reminds me of Linkin’ Park in the sense that they find a middle ground between metal presentation with more atmospheric backdrops except they don’t muster up the same sort of catchy hooks.

Overall this album doesn’t quite gel the two styles together very well and at an almost hour’s playtime gets rather dull by the time it’s done playing. None of the musicians have the chops to pull off a really stellar metalcore performance and the silly call and response “gang” vocals are actually quite annoying. Likewise the trance parts are rather bland with only a generic haze as opposed to full-on interesting keyboard stabs that add some meat to the product. In the end, i’m quite underwhelmed with ENTER SHIKARI’s first offering. It’s a big yawner for me.

Members reviews

No ENTER SHIKARI TAKE TO THE SKIES reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • Psydye
  • aglasshouse
  • Unitron

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

The History of Heavy Metal Heavy Metal
SLAVES TO FASHION
Buy this album from MMA partners
Wall Sludge Metal
WALL
Buy this album from MMA partners
Rejoice In The Suffering Heavy Metal
TODD LA TORRE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Clad in Black US Power Metal
HELSTAR
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Demon Inside Sludge Metal
LEGBA
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

EARTHBURNER: "TOTAL WAR" OFFICAL VIDEO
EARTHBURNER (IL)
Bosh66· 12 hours ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us