Massacres – Brutus

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With a sound that does a fair job on the senses replicating the suggestiveness of their name, UK hardcore quartet Massacres have announced their introduction in ferocious and heftily enjoyable style with debut EP Brutus. The four-track fury is a merciless tempest of hardcore antagonism and belligerence loaded with punk rock hooks and a rock ‘n’ roll breeding which just compels ears and incites the body. Bolder things may be heard this year but for thoroughly exhilarating and fresh imaginative hostility, Massacres hits the floor running with Brutus.

Formed in the Spring of 2015, Massacres swiftly set about creating a collection of ravenous tracks before unleashing them on the live scene to increasingly fevered and acclaiming responses. Soon references were understandably offered to the likes of Every Time I Die, John Coffey, Pissed Jeans, and Cancer Bats; spices easy to bring up whilst listening to Brutus which the band began working on last summer. Uniting in Stakeout Studio with producer Jason Wilson (Reuben, Fightstar, The Ghost Of A Thousand), the London quartet emerged with an EP that barges into ears, bullies the senses, and ignites a keen appetite for more.

Massacres Cover Artwork_RingMaster ReviewOne Of The Boys launches at ears first, a nagging sonic scything from the strings of guitarist Kris Mayzee colluding with the similarly stabbing vocal spikes of Dave Rogers as the track gets a foothold in the psyche straight away. Soon venomously prowling the senses with urgency and grouchy invention, bruising intensity and burrowing hooks aligning for a potent lure, the song irritably stomps like a mix of Every Time I Die and Reuben with the additional animosity of Cancer Bats yet equally Norwegian band Shevils and British noise fiends The St Pierre Snake Invasion are nudged into thoughts to describe the predominantly individual flavour of the song and indeed subsequent release.

It is a rousing and increasingly addictive offering powerfully backed by the rawer viciousness of Death Knell. Again hooks and grooves are a persistent tonic in the volatile climate and character of the track; grooves especially spicy and insatiably alluring as they wind around the pleasing vocal variety shown by Rogers. The bass of Martin Walker is a bestial incitement, though it too develops an irresistible swing at times as it bridges the scorching temptation of guitars and the insistent brutality of Andy Sartori’s rhythmic swings.

New single Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal rages next; exploding off of a singular tendril of guitar bait with robust rhythms, fiery grooves, and the uncompromising emotive squalls of Rogers. As Max Raptor like infectious as it is The Ghost of A Thousand like choleric, the track is a dynamo of energy, hook loaded enticement, and unbridled emotion with the band giving their virulent all in craft and arousing intensity.

To The Victor, The Spoils brings the release to a close by crowding in on ears with a controlled barrage of predatory rhythms and vocal crabbiness amidst intrusive sonic enterprise. Within the stormy confrontation though, kinder melodies hang in the shadows where equally a catchy gait lurks, both waiting to escape the combative swell of sound and discontent. It is a intent that never occurs as such but all the time they add inescapable imagination to the unforgiving animus of the song.

Brutus is a strong and, more importantly, thoroughly riveting entrance by Massacres on the UK hardcore scene, an area of ferocious rock ‘n’ roll easy to see the band growing to be a driving force of if they fulfil their potential.

The Brutus EP is available through all platforms on from February 5th.

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Pete RingMaster 04/02/2016

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More Than Most – Impossible Is Temporary

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Since forming in 2014, More Than Most has become an eagerly followed and appreciated live proposition which has lit up stages alongside bands such as Mallory Knox, Charlie Simpson, The Blackout, Bullet For My Valentine, Skindred, Funeral For A Friend, Finch, and While She Sleeps as well as graced the likes of the Takedown and Camden Rocks Festivals. Now the UK quintet offers their alternative rock with electro tendencies to a broader recognition and attention with the release of debut EP Impossible Is Temporary.

The four-track encounter is a magnetic affair fuelled with passion and open emotion in an resourcefully sculpted body of melody rich sound. It is not an encounter necessarily announcing the London based band as the next big thing yet but it certainly leaves a more than contented appetite for their imaginative and lively offerings. It has a variety to its spices which alone captures ears, a diversity not too surprising given the cultural background and influences of its creators. Guitarist Leandro Leonardi comes from Brazil, moving to England to pursue music, whilst bassist Mok Saib and drummer Cole Solem are respectively Algeria and US bred. With vocalist Izzy Stylez and guitarist Daniel Allan, both UK born, completing the line-up, More Than Most create a colourful creative clamour and emotive tapestry which allows Impossible Is Temporary to shine in potency whilst giving strong enjoyment.

More Than Most Cover Artwork_RingMaster ReviewRecorded with producer Justin Hill (Young Guns, Heart Of A Coward), Impossible is Temporary quickly lures attention with opener You’re Not Alone. Straight away a melancholic keys cast melody tempts as a shadowy ambience brews around it, electronic beats soon adding to the arising drama escalated further by the alluring tones of Stylez. There is something familiar to the song but an essence which you could say is Linkin Park like which only enhances its allure as rhythms and harmonies unite with the fiery and slightly solemn flames of guitar. It is a magnetic start to the EP, a deceptively anthemic cry pungently backed up by Remember Who You Are.

The second track also enters on an electronic coaxing, this time a lively simmer of keys which soon invites bolder rhythms and tenacious sonic enterprise to invigorate an already highly agreeable incitement. There is greater energy and creative drama to the song which only whips up keen attention and a similarly eager appetite for the imagination spawned More Than Most roar. Once more familiarity does rear its tempting head as the track fuels feisty energies in itself and listener, but it only adds to the fun before Save Me From Myself emulates the mix with its own creative and melodically rowdy proposition. There is a darker hue to the shadows which line the walls of the vocally tantalising and rhythmically dynamic proposal though, their emotive tempering to the sonic flames and flowing harmonies as suggestive as the heart felt words and notes uniting in another potent persuasion.

Closing with the imposing contagion of Nightmares, a stirring song built on an irritable bassline and scything beats upon which it boils up a sonic tempest of sizzling melodies guided by the ever impressing vocals led by Stylez, Impossible Is Temporary leaves with its finest moment and impact. All songs entangle the listener in craft and appealing adventure but its finale is a roar above and alone a reason to keep a close eye on More Than Most.

Lacking a major uniqueness in identity of sound, Impossible Is Temporary is maybe not the game changer for the band though it will surely push them into new and keen spotlights. It does though make a strong and thoroughly enjoyable base to leap ahead from, and we for one are looking forward to that next step.

The Impossible Is Temporary EP is available from February 5th.

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The Winachi Tribe VS Sense Of Danger

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With feet and hips, not forgetting imagination, still sweaty from the rousing temptation of last year’s impressive single Time For Love, the increasingly addictive charm and invention of The Winachi Tribe has set out to work them up all over again with its successor Sense Of Danger. The band’s new single is a magnetic and almost imposingly infectious shuffle of pulsating electronics and skittish rhythms woven into a tapestry of evocative vocals and flirtatious melodies; a proposal which simply confirms The Winachi Tribe as one of Britain’s most mesmeric contagions.

Emerging last year out of Northern D.Funk collective China White, the Warrington/Leeds based band create a funk fuelled, soul bred, dance party which has quickly drawn references to the likes of George Clinton, Massive Attack, and The Happy Mondays, they amongst inspirations to the band which equally include Sly & The Family Stone, Primal Scream, Ian Brown, and The Rolling Stones. As Time For Love and its companion Plant The Seed eagerly showed as the band’s first single, even with those spices The Winachi Tribe only uncages unique proposals and infections of sound which gets right under the skin and into every corner of the body; a quality vocalist Liam Croker, guitarist Jamie McGregor, bassist Richie Rich, keyboardist Antony Egerton, drummer Sam Tushingham, and percussionist Inder Goldfinger have escalated for Sense Of Danger.

The song opens with the raspy but inviting tones of Croker, their echo warming the way for the pulsating rhythms and electronic radiance which swiftly link their hypnotic motion with the obeying reactions of the listener. Within a few breaths the track is in control of body and thoughts, its flirtatious movement and rhythmic dexterity colluding with the atmospheric and provocative textures of keys, guitar, and voice. At certain moments it is a Tom Tom Club meets Thompson Twins incitement and in other times leaning towards a darker The Happy Mondays/Talking Heads hue but all the time an irresistible lure impossible to resist.

Accompanying the track is I Sense Danger (Everybody’s Got Their Price – Remix); a more energetic and flirtatious take on the lead song replacing the it’s shadows with livelier shards of electronic tempting and energetic tenacity. Its predecessor was a magnetic saunter, a seductive crawl through ears whereas the second song blossoms into a boisterous canter with matching elegance and compelling revelry for similar responses.

Both tracks feed body and soul, and each suggest they are just the next step in the inevitable ascent of The Winachi Tribe into one of the UK’s most greedily devoured bands.

Sense Of Danger is out now digitally on iTunes with a Ltd Edition Hard Copy also available.

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Pete RingMaster 04/02/2016

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