Pacifica - The Process of Illumination EP
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: February 2, 2010
Pacifica are a five-piece rock/post-hardcore band originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, but now reside in Fullerton, California. Their music is a big ball of energy in the vein of the sound made famous by Saosin. Pacifica is definitely a band that does that particular sound justice, while managing to add their own flavor to it. Don't believe me? Just give their latest EP The Process of Illumination a listen.
How is it?
It's fantastic. There may only be four tracks but each one packs a quite a punch and will be sure to hold your attention from start to finish. First track ''Incandescent'' begins with a distorted electronic beat and leads into some sweet rock and roll riffs. Lead vocalist, Kika Diama shows off his impressive pipes in the energetic opening track that resembles a mixture of Saosin's and Lower Definition's sounds. ''We Consider Everything'' is very Secret & Whisper-esque with its progressive and atmospheric guitar riffs and sounds. The rest of the song shows off the catchier and poppier side of the band, and together all these sounds making one killer track to melt your ears.
Hopping over to the EP's closer is ''Light Thief'', a song that contains more impressive vocals from Diama and great instrumentation (the drumming is fucking great!) that displays more of the band's progressive side. The song ends the EP on a good note but it leaves the listener wanting more. Fans will be eager to hear the band's next release, whether it be another EP or a full length. The Process of Illumination is a great example of how this genre should be done, even if there are some flaws here and there. Pacifica sure as hell represents the genre well and have a bright future ahead of them. They shouldn't be unsigned for much longer because this EP will take names and notice.