Formed in 2017 were Southampton’s very own five-piece alternative rockers Dissonants. For the past year these cats have worked hard honing their sound and crafting this debut EP, Vultures. Drawing from personal experiences, Vultures touches on intensely personal topics such as coping with depression, anxiety, along with frustrations and insecurities many face in today’s world.
Opening with album namesake Vultures is a mixture of styles, such as clean and throat busting vocals with hardcore riffs, a kicking kick drum with blood curdling catchiness. Exhales continues with those riffs and dirty, unclean vocals taking this track to another level. Interrupting clean vocals in a way makes it sound damn romantic…as you may tell I’ve no idea what romance is. Follow is a throwback for Fear Factory fans especially Chris Beale on drums has touches of Ramon Herrera influences. The intro has me by the collar, I’d like to hear more of the unclean, throaty voices a bit more, but that’s just me. Chambers hits you between the eyes with throat vocals and blistering guitars by Aaron Slater, Ben Allen and bassist Mike Barton making Chambers sound like a live track to smash the windows to. The tunes start heavy, then move to a softer side. Final tune If It Takes Forever, I’ll Walk Forever is of fast-paced riffs ilk, it works well as the cascading darkness of vocals bellows over the pits of the holy grail.
Release Date: 20th April 2018. Don’t be shy, just get it.