War Games - The Acoustic Sessions EP

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Review by Shannon Shumaker

I was sold on War Games’ The Acoustic Sessions EP from the moment that I first heard the mellow opening track, “Don’t Lose Your Head.” The entire EP, while soft and simple is also powerful, especially in the vocals, and I think that’s what makes it so unique.

The second track on The Acoustic Sessions, “The Only Debt We Bear Is Love” is a very emotional song, and the added piano really drives it home, making it almost sound anthematic. Kyle Therrien’s vocals are especially strong on this track making it easily one of the best songs on the record – it’s definitely one that I could listen to over and over again. Another very strong track on The Acoustic Sessions is the last song on the album, “Crashing Like A Wave.”

One of the best things about this EP is that, despite the fact that it’s a soft and simple acoustic record, it still manages to remain strong and powerful and demands to be heard. While, in some parts, I felt that the vocals were a little too low or overpowered by the rest of the music, that’s a small flaw on an otherwise amazing five song EP. For a band that I’ve never had the privilege of coming across before, War Games has managed to pull me in with The Acoustic Sessions EP, and I’ll be anxiously waiting to see what they do next.

Rating: 4/5

Listen to "The Only Debt We Bear Is Love"