Track Review: Electric High // Sleeping With The Enemy
Warning: one listen to Electric High is a shock to the system and can place a person on a perpetual high!
Now that that’s out of the way, it’s time for introductions.
Hailing from Bergen, Norway, the foursome forming Electric High are a “hold no bars” hard rock band, but with a contemporary twist. Including members from bands like Faith Circus, Sahg and Emmerhoff & The Melancholy Babies, the group fuse their diverse styles to place a distinctive stamp on the traditional classic rock/hard rock sound. The latest addition to the group’s repertoire is ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’
The follow-up to their well-received hard rock-driven single ‘Waiting With A Gun’, ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ has not necessarily a lighter feel but definitely more focus on electronic instrumentation. Yet, while there is a divergence from their heavier style, Electric High retain their unique, distinctive sound fusing electronica with classic rock.
“‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ is a single giving new meaning to the famous quote from The Godfather, Part II: ‘Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Electric High on ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’
Touching on elements of mischievous lovers and foul play, ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ is an aggressive, forceful means of self-expression. Beginning with a single drum beat, the track slowly pushes into explosive guitar riffs, an impressive guitar solo and overwhelming vocals. Instead of being a case of despair when finding out you are being cheated, ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ is a fiery torrent of rage and angst.
Oddly enough, PV Staff and Olav Iversen’s blazing yells seem to flow with the equally blazing melody. Instead of distortion and ill-placed arrangments, ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’ is harmonious and even melodic in its forcefulness. A well-rehearsed flush of anger with the backing instrumentation to enforce the frenzy is how I’d describe ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’.