Honest Crooks, coming in hot and heavy!
What was originally meant to just be the ‘Hellsworth’s Heaviest‘ single for Honest Crooks this year has now turned into a bruising, crushing three-track EP: ‘Damage Control.’ Full of hateful vocals, crowd-killing riffs, spin-kicking breakdowns, and a balanced diet of heavy hardcore and death metal, it’s a solid new EP to follow-up 2017’s ‘Suffer‘. New vocalist Brodie Graham, who was formerly the band’s guitarist, has really stepped up to the vocal plate, with a huge, indomitable low and mid-range scream that just decimates above the violent instrumentals. Produced, mixed and mastered by Elliot Gallart at Chameleon Sound, ‘Damage Control‘ is a thick, hulking release; everything’s loud, all at the punishing front and centre, making the EP demolish everything in it’s path.
While only having three tracks may feel a little lacking to some, this shorter listen results in these three songs – ‘Hellsworth’s Heaviest‘, my personal favourite ‘Soul Prison‘ (which features a solid guest spot from Underminer vocalist, Lachlan Woods), and the call-out track of ‘Cold Dead Hands‘ – from feeling and sounding like their own individual pieces. There’s no BS or filler getting in the way here, folks.
So go hit that hardcore gym workout below: