VINCAS: Deep in the Well: LP

Kinda boozy Southern rock that seems to think it is heavier than it is. Despite treading a well-worn path, “Blackout” gets the album off to a good-for-what-it-is start. “Murder” is the seventh track and is a nice reprieve. The vocals get lower, the bass gets deeper and more prominent, and the guitar dips into some psych-noise territory. The final track, “Lost Spectre,” ends on a pretty enjoyable noise-metal instrumental note. That made me realize the vocals were really a big part of what I didn’t love about this album—more songs like “Murder” and the last minute of “Lost Spectre” might help Vincas break out of stereotypical territory. – Nicole X (Learning Curve, learningcurverecords.com)