Back once again with a five-track EP of pristinely captured originals, Latvia’s Come Taste The Misery drive with classic grunge and powerful indie melodies throughout the superb project Mirrors.
Michigan doom rock outfit Bog Wizard take listeners on a uniquely crafted journey through a role playing world of fantasy & fierce musicality.
Complexity combines with pile-driving power to root the song to the floor. The fact that the band switch effortlessly between pedal-to-the-metal and snatches of full-on syncopation makes Backsheepish an exhilarating, adrenalin-soaked listen.
From lyrical weirdness through uninhibited musical expression, Can’t Wait consistently keeps listeners engaged, often on their toes. Contrast is utilised brilliantly, droning moments of quiet desperation are juxtaposed by sudden passionate outbursts and increasing tempos.
Sometimes things get intimate, other times they stand back and stare at the world, attempting to deliver an explanation.
The whole set-up feels brilliantly nostalgic, awesomely passionate – proceeding to whisper then scream out on behalf of your anxieties; always melodically, always with a certain poetic lyrical intention that again feels genuinely new.
In short, Tragedy Channel have crafted something unexpected – something that caters to our desire to re-live the nineties; those alternative rock hits that surprised and satisfied in ways we could never have predicted.
Effected vocals detail an intimate and somewhat harrowing story-line, laying bare a mid-album Nirvana vibe in many ways – these short phrases, rhyming couplets that kick hard and leave plenty of space for reflection in between.
“There is no music scene whatsoever on the Big Island of Hawaii and it is horribly depressing! This place really needs a scene and I hope to influence the younger kids to eventually break one open.”
The psychedelic, experimental aspects take over increasingly as the track goes on, ultimately evolving into a brilliantly hypnotic groove that’s somehow managed to be genuinely unique among today’s musical landscape.
Balancing delicacy and grit to a powerful degree, Medusa builds up from gentle, quiet beginnings, to the full-throttle and fast-paced vibrancy of classic grunge rock.
The issues we face today lay heavy on the mind, rightfully so, and art often seems like the only way to relieve ourselves of that weight. Pragmatic encapsulates a lot of those concerns, lyrically and in terms of the fullness and volume of the collection. A concept hard at work.