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DEAD NETTLE Drops An Edgy And Vast EP

A new EP released from Pleasure Tapes from DEAD NETTLE gives off an edgy and expansive soundscape that has this vastness in its underbelly and it comes through with a particular character as well which borders on this alternative rock approach, but the songs have a bigger and more cinematic backbone to them then just plain old alt-rock.

The demo(n) tape record gives off certain live performance fives almost like the record was recorded live on the floor and then dubbed with some extra stuff later because it's as if the players are feeding off of each other's energies the entire time and this makes you want to see them live in your face because if the energy is captured that well on record then seeing a live performance must be outstanding.

This is the kind of record that just takes you into a completely different world so it's a great form of escapism and all the edginess that it gives out is something that you can soak in if you listen to the record as a whole.

This is one of those EPs where it's best to listen to it from beginning through to the end because there's a lot more to offer than just listening to one or two tracks alone.

There are segments of deepening heaviness, a doom tonality, and the vocals have such a unique way of complimenting the rest of the band that it works like a charm.

At times the vocals are almost just like another instrument as a lot of the guitars and at times the vocals as well are dripping with reverb giving this record that vastness that I spoke of earlier.

This also lets it have a little bit of a dreamy feel at times too and you can get into those hard-hitting segments but all in all you kind of float along with this record and with the drift that it offers.

One of my favorite aspects about this whole thing is the drumming because that's what not only gives the songs a particular drive, but it also has some experimental sections, some stop-and-go parts, and more that lets the songs feel even more alive and breathing as they swell and sway.

The guitar work is also awesome because again, it's drenched in reverb but there are some lead parts and hooks that are impactful and memorable.

We can all really appreciate a record that lets you forget about your surroundings for a chunk of time so that you can be in a different place altogether and this record offers that from beginning to end.

The band also really appreciates a good jam because they offer some of that during some of these sessions and certain tracks expand out to over 10 minutes long at times which is again, is part of why I feel like this is a live recording.

Now, I could be wrong about the whole live on the floor recording part of things because I wasn't there obviously, but it just has that feeling energy to it which is really working super well for this release.

This was a killer record that had haunts, edginess, vastness, and layers that you could peel back throughout its course.

So, there is a lot to offer but again, to really get that all under your belt you need to listen to this record as a whole and that's how it was meant to be soaked in anyway if you ask me.

But don't take my word for it, give it a listen yourself.

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