WITCH HUNT: Blood Red States: LP

So I did buy this before the band came through on tour. Heard from people I respect that this was going to be a good release, and, of course, the fact that there was a sort of special pressing, I had to jump. It was not what I was expecting. For some reason, I thought this band was going to be more in the metal/crust vein. In turn, this band plays more of an anarcho punk breed of music. But not to pigeonhole the band, the music is more adventurous and intricate. Without resorting to just playing fast to produce energy, they weave in more sonic energy with the layers of sound they produce. The songs are mid tempo but are atmospheric with the interweaving of guitars. With the addition of having two female vocalists and a male vocalist, the singers add another level to the mix. Kind of makes me think of what the next Harum Scarum record might sound like, or if Detestation kept going. I have heard Tragedy references elsewhere and I would also add to that. The power of the music is in the song writing. After listening to this LP, I was really excited to see them live. Me and a couple of hundred can attest to have enjoyed their set.

 –don (Profane Existence)