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Review:: Postcards From The Edge: Chapter 1. Delta 32 | Ionia

Ionia’s latest, “Postcards From the Edge: Chapter 1. Delta 32”, challenges their listeners to open their minds and see the world for what it is. The 5-song EP, which was released on February 1, comes for greed, blind faith, and materialism, which vocalist Blaise Beyhan calls the “leading force in American pop culture today.”

Standout “I Hate Long Pretentious Titles and I’m a Hypocrite” serves as a great hook into an EP that oozes cynicism directed at complacency and current culture. The dynamic sound created by Pete Valentini (bass), Vince Quinones (drums), Ome Wald (guitar) and Jared Anthony (guitar) combined with Beyhan’s raspy vocals, come together to form a product rooted in conscious thought masked by repetition. Despite the stream of consciousness that the band desires to convey throughout the EP, the offering is enjoyable on a shallow level as well. With each song taking a different direction, Ionia is
sure to provide a little something for everyone.

Release Date: February 1, 2015
Rating: 3/5
Runtime: ~21 minutes
Check out: “We Shall Overcome”, “Idea”

Track listing:
1. I Hate Long Pretentious Titles and I’m a Hypocrite
2. Idea
3. We Shall Overcome
4. Spitting in the Eyes of Defeat
5. Bitter

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