Take to the Skies review by Enter Shikari

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  • Released: Mar 19, 2007
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.5 (99 votes)
Enter Shikari: Take to the Skies

Sound — 10
Enter Shikari are an exciting new band from the U.K. They combine elements of trance and hardcore to form a totally different sound altogether. Take to the Skies takes many songs off their earlier EPs and remixes them into a magnificient 17-track nasterpiece. There are 5 filler songs which are instrumental tracks or are intros into other songs e.g. before Mothership and Jonny Sniper. Here is my track-by-track listing: 01. Enter Shikari - a song used to warm up the crowd at gigs. Makes a great start to the album. 02. Mothership - already been realised onto the music channels and radio. Featured on an earlier EP of the same name. Remixed for the album like many other songs. 03. Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour - remixed as well, Made to sound a lot better than with the use of Synthesisers and better studio attention. 04. Labyrinth - remixed, Bit less 'shouty' than earlier versions and seems to be quite a bit slower than EP versions. 05. No Sssweat - quite good studio effects and well produced. Good new song with some catchy lyrics. 06. Today Won't Go Down In History - a relativly quiet song for Enter Shikari with more meaningful lyrics and smoother vocals. 07. Return To Energiser - very good re-recording of Return To Energiser with a clearer sound than before. 08. Sorry, You're Not A Winner - the song that broke Enter Shikari into the mainstream, Very Catchy and well-recorded. 09. Jonny Sniper - one of the most catchy and, In my opinion, best songs on the album. Very catchy. 10. Adieu - a tribute to Jonny Sniper. Very well produced with heartfelt vocals. 11. Ok, Time For Plan B - another good song. The simplicity of the lyrics only make it better. Overall, a very good mix of songs and styles.

Lyrics — 10
There is a wide mix of lyrics. Some songs lyrics are made up of a few sentences and words repeated. However, the simplicity of these make the songs even more attractive to the listener. But, some songs show how just a few short lines can add up to a beautiful song. These lyrics tend to be meaningful and heartfelt and suit the music in the songs perfectly. Rou's (lead singer) voice has so many different volumes and emotions. He can scream with the best of 'em but he can sing excellently as well.

Overall Impression — 10
Take To The Skies is a very good album and shows the prospering talents of a band who are on the short-course to the top. More albums like this will gaurentee to keep Enter Shikari on peoples favourite bands list for years to come. All songs are very good and everyone will like them in some way. However, the ones that really stick out, to me, are Jonny Sniper, Sorry, You're Not A Winner and Mothership. An extremely good album already recommended to all my friends now, I'm recommending them to you. You will enjoy this album.

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    i went 2 see them live the greatest frinkin band ever u cant beat them!!!!
    They are incredible live. Hopefully this album will reflect that. I saw them in February supporting Billy Talent and while I dislike it when the supporting band puts on a better show than the headliner, that night was well worth it.
    o man how good is this band there are amazing every single song is mint, im reit glad i found them, they are going to be huge for a while i think if they keep going like this i recomend this to anyone!!!! this is the shit
    Awesome album. Can't wait for the next one, the B side "Kickin' Back On The Surface Of Your Cheek" is bloody good and all, especially that little solo, it's epic.
    Im really not sure why everyone rates this album so highly... i just think there terrible
    Benjy UK
    Its an excellent sounding album in my opinion, they really have a unique direction going for them! Top songs for me include Labyrinth, Jonny Sniper and Mothership. Its a shame though, that they didn't include The Feast or Kickin' Back, instead of Today won't go down, which is definitely the weakest on the album..
    every song on this album is amazing, plus they put on one of the best live shows in the history of music plus they are great dudes aswell :] enter shikari #1
    i just never get bored listening the album everyday from beginning to end! its as if 1 whole song, which is amazing. a journey of rave and total energy! i never really liked british bands until enter shikari came up! they sound just perfect!