One's War
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One's War

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One's War EP - 2004


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One’s War was conceived in 2003 by Guitarist/Vocalist Mat Allaire, Bassist Nick Reid, and drummer Ryan Pratt. The band was initially created as a side project from the group’s older venture: Smiles of Pity, which over its five years of life, managed to gain a strong following, rave reviews and opening slots for high profile bands such as ska pioneers Fishbone. The heavy nature of Smiles of Pity left some of its members questioning its future though, and so One’s War was born, and before long it became apparent that this was not just a side project, but a strong opportunity to impact the modern rock scene, and thus full attention was given to the project.

Hailing from a suburb of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, members Mat and Ryan have been playing music together since their early teens. Nick joined up with the creation of the above mentioned Smiles of Pity. Over the last few years, the members have played countless shows from small bars to large (over 1000 attendance) concerts.

One’s War has created one (self-titled) EP to date, which was completely recorded and produced by Mat in his home studio. The EP can be described as an emotional journey, with a distinct beginning and end, and fuses a strong sense of melody with dynamic song structures. At times the music can recall aspects of Pink Floyd, Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica and Tool, yet the sound and direction as a whole are unique.

One’s War is currently in the process of writing and demo-ing material for their upcoming full length album, which is building upon characteristics of the EP (which merely showcases the first five songs the group has created) but taking them to a whole new level of songwriting. It is apparent even from the early stages that the album will be imposing in its concept, with everything from radio friendly gems to 10 minute epics, as they attempt to make their mark on the current scene.