ARENA

(UNITED KINGDOM)

CONTAGIOUS

(2003)
LABEL:

VERGLAS

GENRE:

PROGRESSIVE ROCK

TAGS:
"With five tracks and some multimedia bonuses, this EP is primarily aimed at Arena fans."
TORPEDO (29.08.2003)  
2/5
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So here is Contagious, the first of the two EPs that fits into the conceptual logic of "Contagion", which can be housed in one of the limited edition's planned locations. The content is as the EPs want it to be, particularly light with five tracks as well as some multimedia bonuses... This leads to a question that many of you have had to ask yourselves. Despite an attractive price, is its purchase necessary?

On the music side, Arena offers us four real original tracks in the Contagion lineage. Amateurs will not be disappointed, all the elements that made the success of the album are found here. Added to this is a remix by Witch Hunt which, like most remixes, is far from providing as much pleasure as the new ones.

On the multimedia side, the result is unfortunately less brilliant. The video clip of Skin game does not show the musicians but a succession of psychedelic images, well animated certainly, but fundamentally lacking interest. Interest that also escaped me on the listening of the "ghost vocals" and on the photos of the singers of the choirs. And finally, a "Screensaver" and the lyrics which unfortunately are found in digital form rather than on the booklet.

The tour of this EP is thus quickly completed. It is a pity that the video parts do not match the musical tracks. Tips from concerts and more personal information about the band itself would have seemed much more rewarding. Fans will probably not be able to resist when it will be released. As for the others, there's nothing to see.
- Official website

TRACK LISTING:
01. Vanishing Act - 04:13
02. I Spy - 06:07
03. Contagious - 04:23
04. The Hour Glass - 02:45
05. Special Remix Of Witch Hunt - 03:42

LINEUP:
Clive Nolan: Claviers
Ian Salmon: Basse
John Mitchell: Guitares
Mick Pointer: Batterie
Rob Sowden: Chant
   
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