Atlanta trio score a hat-trick of heavy statements – high on rootsiness and low on fat.
Rising to the surface of Georgia’s fertile scene, this band are finally throwing the experience of covering classics – running from jazz rock to metal to prog – into their originals compositions. Three of them make an EP now to present an aural onslaught with a difference, as there’s a nice nuancing to the riff of “In The Shadows” that gets fleshed out with a muscle once Harley David-Smith’s guitar is joined with Gunny’s bass and The Muffer’s drums.
The band propel bluesy urgency towards a vortex of a solo abyss, while the mammoth shape of “Fire Tongue” comes cut more roughly, its rumble underpinned with a three-voice harmony which doesn’t eat away at the piece’s aggressive desperation. Yet “You Got Nothin'” sags on a dynamic front to concentrate on a melody that still has way to go: not odd for a young ensemble who demonstrate all the makings of a monster combo. Full album should deliver on this promise.