It might be way too easy to compare Except One to Arch Enemy because there's a woman singing, but it is a similarity. Yet, I think mentioning bands like Soilwork, Children Of Bodom and Meshuggah might be a better description. In fact, this Parisian quintet seems to be influenced by several Swedish bands from the nineties and early two-thousands, the so-called Götheborg scene. I remember those years vividly and I remember massive headbanging sessions too.
'Rise' brilliantly opens this ep and from there on Except One rage on in sheer ferocity. There are some blast beats driven passages, but also influences from extreme industrial metal and even a hint of the current post-metal scene. In that aspect, I really like the brutal 'Revenge', an old school death metal tune ripped apart, consumed and barfed out in the present approach, technical and melodic.
And don't think that the insanity stops there. You still got three slashers to go through until you reach the end of this ep. This simply is twenty-seven minutes of extreme intensity, highlighting in the grinding and immersive 'Elm Street', which might be the most melodic track on this ep. So check it out if you're in for some ruthless brutality. This quintet certainly delivers and I'm sure they will soon destroy venues all over Europe...