EP REVIEW: Sven Gali – 3

After many years in the shadows, Canadian heavy metal rockers SVEN GALI are back with their brand new EP, 3. In 1993, SVEN GALI reached great heights with their self-titled debut album which was nominated for Hard Rock Album of the Year and Most Promising Band at the Junos. SVEN GALI went gold in Canada that year.

After extensive worldwide tours, sharing the stage with legends such as FOREIGNER, PEARL JAM and DEF LEPPARD, SVEN GALI continued on their journey with release of their second album, InWire, in 1995.

In 2018, twenty-five years after their debut album went Gold in Canada, SVEN GALI made a long-overdue come back releasing the track Kill The Lies, and a year later, releasing the track You Won’t Break Me.

With sold out Canadian shows in 2018 and 2019, SVEN GALI are ready to drop their new EP, 3.

The EP begins with the previously released single, Kill The Lies. This track welcomes instant head-banging with Andy Frank and Sean Williamson’s fantastic guitar riffs alongside Dan Fila’s steady drum beat.

Continuing with the head-banging guitars and drum beats comes the second track of the EP, You Won’t Break Me, which was a single released last year. A really catchy track, where Dave Wanless manages to really showcase his singing ability.

Now is a brand-new track but fits in perfectly with the first two tracks. Wanless’ gritty vocals are just as great. The bass breakdown about three quarters of the way through the track really got me pumped for what was to come and the tracks ending did not disappoint. Up to this point, Now was my favourite track of the EP.

The conclusion to the four-track EP comes in the form of Hurt. The sound of the EP changes for the final track, with a grungier feel. There is definitely a hint of METALLICA’s Enter Sandman thrown in there, but this provides great closure to an already good EP.

SVEN GALI have proved that, even after a twenty something year absence, they still know how to rock! They do not sound outdated, which will always be a worry for older bands making a comeback after an extended period away from the game.

The EP itself, although very enjoyable, was nothing ground-breaking in my opinion. I imagine long standing fans of SVEN GALI will be thrilled to hear the band’s take on the noughties.

Rating: 7/10

Words: Jack Andrews

3 will be unleashed this Friday via RFL Records.

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