Every track is solid. Lead single “AMY” is an excellent example of how the band can mix such numerous styles and make a track work. Hell they even throw in some dubstep bass-drops in this track. It might be trendy, but it works.
“Get Up, Get Up” is a Foot Stomping opening number that rocks. “RPG” is a brilliant rasta rock track with “aye-e-aye-e-ahs and Oh-e-oh-e-oh” sing-alongs that swtiches gears multiple times throughout the song.
Even the slower tempo “Happy Home” can’t mellow out for long before the screaming and wailing guitars kick in. The song’s lyrics get a little more serious than the rest of the songs, with emotions ranging from anger to yearning and longing for love.
But don’t get all weepy because SiM pound the ground and puff the trees with a reggae-metal blend “Evolution is Solution.” It’s hard then airy then crunchy then rocks a purely Jamaican “no problem!” flow. SiM’s most mainstream track “LiFE and DEATH” works a nu-metal vibe and is probably the most straight forward but it’s also the weakest.
That being said, LiFE and DEATH is a great snack after the heavy SEEDS of HOPE album. SiM must realize their international apppeal, because LiFE and DEATH is now on US iTunes for an amazing $4.14 for six tracks. I’m all for seeing them get some U.S. airplay, their style is unique and deserving of the U.S. hard rock charts.
LiFE and DEATH exhales at a steady 8.5 out of 10.