EP Review: Sicksense – Kings Today

Sicksense are a nu metal band who carry a wealth of charisma. Led by the vocal powerhouse of Vicky Psarakis and Robby J Fonts, they have created a stunning EP called Kings Today. The EP is incredibly ferocious, with some stunning dual vocals and big guitars.

What really stands out for me after hearing the EP a bunch of times is the dual vocal interplay that’s going on. The vocals from Vicky add a melodic approach when combined with Rob’s screams. The lyrics are about rising up from the ashes. It’s stunning. I can hear these songs sounding huge in an arena.

There’s more stunning vocals in the chorus of “Forgotten Days” which totally carry the song. The slap bass reminds me of Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I think that the vocals and chorus in “Make Believe” are super catchy, while the lyrics are very relevant in the pain that social media can sometimes cause. The breakdown is very infectious too, and the transition back to the chorus is huge. “Soul Snatcher” is the same. So much intensity in one song, especially in that pummeling main riff and the glitched out section.

What an effort by Sicksense. Bouncy nu metal that whets the appetite massively. A stunning blend of aggression and melody.

Words by Ermis Madikopoulos

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