Ego Kill Talent prove themselves arena-ready with The Dance Between Extremes

Ego Kill Talent's The Dance Between Extremes is earworm pop-metal from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ego Kill Talent: The Dance Between Extremes
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Two albums in and Ego Kill Talent have hit on a winning formula – basically a refinement of the blueprint laid down with their 2017 debut, but with bags more melody and a far keener ear for sparkling choruses. 

It really doesn’t seem like an accident that they’ve supported bands like Shinedown and Foo Fighters in the past, because the similarity in sound makes them an almost perfect fit. 

The Dance Between Extremes was even recorded at Studio 606, bringing an uplifting Foo-style feel. Key to their success is Jonathan Dörr’s soaring vocals, which are irresistible when they lock into the super-tight riffery (a combo that’s particularly effective on In Your Dreams Tonight, The Call and Our Song). 

Crafted for instant, maximum impact, these songs are arena-ready and signal a bright future for EKT – once they can get themselves on stage again.

Essi Berelian

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.