WE REVIEW THE NEW TRACK FROM ENUMA ELISH – THE NOT SO HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH
Enuma Elish assault the senses on their first 2023 output with their morbidly titled The Not So Happiest Place On Earth.
The Manchester group transcends from gradual verse guitars to explosive bridges. At the same time, they’re absorbing you into the atmosphere around them. The Not So Happiest Place On Earth is the band’s first release in many years. It’s a steadier approach to their previous 2015 EP, Seal Of The Soothsayer. The track is a lot more psychedelic-driven than their previous classic rock sound.
The vocals from singer Lish range from the angelic to the emotionally stricken. Her delivery detaches from the gritty verse behind her. The guitars display variety from the gentle picking introduction to a string of jangly chords. It may take nearly three minutes for the song to truly kick in, but when it does it’s instant.
Lish’s vocals screech and wail out as the fuzzy guitars ring aggressively. This section makes for one of the most intricate and sonically engaging tracks of 2023.
The addition of thumping snare hits echoes throughout the track. It feels like Enuma Elish is ready to implode without doing too much of anything. The bass guitar carries the underbelly of the overall somber mood of the track that let the vocals sink and rest for a while.
The Not So Happiest Place On Earth reflects its sarcastic and dreary title with a low-toned and gradient output of rhythms. The dark theme and mood of the track let emotions build and run amok as a million atoms spread in all directions.
The psychedelic explosion is colour to the ears and the variety of psychedelic and space rock sounds at Enuma Elish’s disposal. There is no doubt more extraordinary songs are in the framework to coat walls with noise.