"St.Albans based Isolated’s first EP has been a long time coming, managing to go to Europe and play with bands such as Bane, The Carrier and Trapped Under Ice before finally recording it.
I’ll start by saying this, the EP is a masterpiece. For a debut offering, it oozes class and songwriting prowess, comparable with the likes of Modern Life Is War et al, the melodies are beautiful and the vocals are emotional. In a genre where it’s way too easy to copy other bands and clone other sounds, Isolated have come through with something unique and well thought out. In an era where bands are choosing quantity over quality, and pushing out records almost monthly, Isolated have definitely chosen quality, the whole EP is a trip through the varying melodies, the unique riffs, intuitive drumming and heartfelt vocals of this youthful band.
The record on a whole, is an accessible, masterclass in melodic hardcore, with songs sounding like familiar classics after just one playthrough, and picking a favourite song being an impossibility.
Where Isolated stand out from the rest of the genre is how the songs sound. It’s too easy to write 5 songs that sound similar to each other with no substance, but Isolated have packed in so many obvious influences that it’s hard for their songs to sound similar, the melodies sound like sped up Morrissey riffs in places, while the vocals are reminiscent of Life Long Tragedy’s emotive style.
If i had to pick a stand out song from the EP, i’d have to go with ‘Don’t Wait up’, with an atmospheric intro, and a fast agressive structure, it jumps out at you, with slight similarities to The Carrier, it’s instrumentally amazing, and lyrically amazing (like the rest of the EP), with amazing lines like ‘I push further into a night like any other, underneath a universe I will never understand’
Overall, it’s a phenomenal debut EP, while rather short, it more than makes it up for it in obvious passion for their music and emotion."
- Another Youth (anotheryouth.tumblr.com