Only in the genre of grindcore can a band receive so much buzz over an initial offering of only six-minutes.
W R I T H E, a powerviolence-hued grind project from Hobart, Australia from the mastermind behind Separatist has released a six-minute self-titled EP that is comparable to the likes of NAILS‘ succinct and riffy grind and Full of Hell‘s obsessive noisemaking. A perfect storm for modern grind success, if there ever were such a thing.
The story behind the project and its conceptual genesis helped shed some light on the EP’s visceral energy:
I decided the other morning to challenge myself, and that challenge was to write and record all the music for an EP in one day, and this was the result. I did the music all in one day and wrote the lyrics, tracked the vocals and mixed it the following day. Even though all this came about so quickly, and it’s only a very short EP, I have no intention of this being a one off thing. I really enjoyed writing in this style and it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, so you can definitely expect more from WRITHE in the future, although next time I wont limit myself to one day, so maybe I’ll be able to push the envelope a little more.
W R I T H E‘s five tracks play as a singular, oppressive wall of grooving static and roaring blasts that have since propelled the project towards the top of the Bandcamp hardcore, grindcore, and powerviolence charts since its January 3rd release, forcing the band to pay out for more free downloads.
If you’ve got the time to spare, contribute to effort by paying what you will or take advantage of the band’s good will by grabbing the EP below.
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These days, first impressions are everything for a new band, and for W R I T H E, it seems like they’re off on the right foot. Hopefully more material from the band will surface in 2016.