Album: The Opponent
Artist: ERS (Evan Russell Saffer)
Genre: Pop, Dance, Electronic, Dance Pop, Dubstep, Electro Dubstep.
Brooklyn based high-voltage rock/ electro dance music outfit ERS (Evan Russell Saffer) describe their songs as big on metal with emotive lyrics. Their USP is dubstep, dance and rock music fused with melodic hooks. Their spirit for composing demonstrates their passion towards the art and the immense talent that the band has. With this album “The Opponent”, the band has showcased their skills for composing electro dance numbers: they have explored dubstep in depth and have also experimented with high-octane metal.
|ICLYATIDN (I Couldn’t Love You Anymore Than I Do Now)|
|Best In Me|
“Scarecrow”, the first track of the album flourishes and utilizes dubstep to the maximum; the band deserves credit for using it creatively. Keeping the length short has made this track interesting. The focus stays completely on dubstep and there are minimal lyrics. Impressive start to the album.
2. Beautiful Stranger
Listening to a full-on rock track always energizes the listener. With this second track “Beautiful Stranger”, the band brings the audience to their feet, fueling them with energy. ERS has definitely made an impact here as the song is composed with enduring passion.
3. One Friend
“One Friend”, the third track of the album, keeps the energy high and expresses the band’s wild side. The lyrics are intense and brilliant; the composition is impactful and gripping. It is hard to find a low point to this song, as the electric guitar fills any gaps with electrifying fashion.
Melody with a rock backing is a treat for listeners if delivered perfectly. “ICLYATIDN” which is short for “I Couldn’t Love You Anymore Than I Do Now”, comes out clean and turns out to be the best track of the album. The lyrics are magnetic and instantly strike a chord. The lead singer has carried this song on his shoulders, crooning full of emotion while the backing music is fascinating.
5. Best In Me
With “Best in Me” the ERS have illustrated the best qualities of the band. Starting with dubstep, then tweaking the tempo, the lead singer delivers a knockout punch with some sublime rock music. The band deserves applause here, as the dubstep and DJ mixing is flawless. A rocking end to a rocking album.
Album Verdict: Omnipotent and
Muscular Rock music.