The latest EP release from Spit of the Sin delivers a thrashing and righteous soundscape that hits a vicious alternative rock, punk, and metal combination that all come together to breed something that hits like a sucker punch to the gut, and it feels damn good.
The Wretched Things EP boasts a gritty edginess from the music to the vocals and it all comes with this robust character that you end up getting attached to by the end of the record.
The riffs are killer and the tonality of everything is brutal but it's this energy that pulls you in because the songs have such a crazy vibrancy that it feels like some of these were recorded live on the floor because it's as if the players are feeding off of each other the entire time and this gives the sense of a live performance.
Even if I'm wrong about the whole live on the floor thing, listening to this record makes you want to see them perform the stuff right in your face because if the energy is captured on the recording this way then a live performance must be outstanding.
There are some surprises around some of the corners and some layers to be peeled back, inventive and experimental guitar work, and everyone has this great balance where they push each other past the envelope with every song.
The drums are destructive as are the vocals and with everything together, it just rumbles the ground beneath your feet and does it memorably.
You can tell that this is done by a band who has a real love for their craft, and I don't just mean their instruments or they're singing, I mean writing songs together that just hit hard and leave their mark.
Again, this is kind of why seeing them live must be just face-melting.
There's this youthful undertone with an aggressive coat that seems to complement each other well.
I love that threshing punk rock element that peeks its head out every once in a while, because it just gives this added drive, and you can hear these different influences of heavy rock music from all avenues coming into the songs and the record.
I think this is part of why it sticks out so much to me. It's the blending of these influences that makes this unique because if you were to try and put your finger on exactly what genre it was it would be tough.
The record is awesome up through the last track which is this opus of a song that's over 8 minutes long and this one is such a massive way to end a record that it's pretty much perfect.
These guys have a lot to say and a lot of emotion to bring to the table when it comes to thrashing rock bangers and they do it all well.
You can head bang, mosh around your living room, or scream along with your fists in the air through the entire record.
The production is just perfect for a record like this as it falls in between a slightly low-fi and very high-end quality giving that aesthetic the exact feel and tonality to make it work perfectly.
I'm not sure if they did that part on purpose but damn it works.
This was a killer record from start to finish and I'm going to give it an 8 out of 10 hands down.