SONSKULL: Wiped Clean: 12”EP

Sonskull make noisy, jangly-sounding punk rock with female vocals. There’s plenty of feedback and grit in the sound of this, which I enjoyed. Vocalist Mary has a roaring voice that fits their loose-sounding style well. The long buildup of the title track makes the payoff of the song itself worth the wait. From there, each track, rips, rages, and wails from start to finish. The exception to this intensity is “Weeping Hole” on the B-Side of the record. This is a sparse lo-fi sounding track with one of the other members of the band singing in a quiet, monotone voice. It didn’t do much for me, but the rawness of the rest of this record more than makes up for this one hiccup.

 –Paul J. Comeau (Perennial)