Oxford based trio MSRY have packed quite the punch in this modern hardcore record which truly blends into the similar pro-level categorised artists. They have all the tools to be a huge band in the scene providing raw energy and a nothing short of incredible EP. With an 8 day tour scheduled starting early July and an EP release show mid-tour you can bet on high kicks and and throw downs.
With opener S.I.C.K. you can hear a close resemblance to Beartooth’s opening track on Disgusting, as a tinny yet gritty sounding guitar opens up while coughing noises linger in the background insinuating a sickness before bursting in with the iconic hardcore style “BLEGH!” and a tight riff pounds through before double-timing the drums creating the two-step aura which would turn the room into a pit-frenzy, while encouraging a beat-down bridge. Following with Broken Teeth and a little help from frontman of LIFETIGHT, is a more chaotic energy-driven track and shows how well each vocals compliment one-another until closing with a more diminishing and slower feel.
Freedom starts off with an eerie array of sounds before screaming into the steadily paced track that soon picks up while including some controversial samples regarding stable leadership for the country. Safety First throws a spanner in the works with an upbeat track that is pumping of energy followed by an immediate left turn of a whole new vibe of rhythm, changing the dynamics of the track on a couple of occasions. Closing with Trump Card, I think you can guess the band has political views that the majority ponder on, wasting no time in blasting the presidency including many samples of some ridiculous things that have came from the man himself. This song itself was no “trump card”, it was meant to be as you can hear aggression within the vocals and the music itself.
Truly a banging release that should land them some great future features. I hope nothing but the best for the talent proven in this UK 3-piece. Check MSRY out on tour with MTXS in a town near you:
01.07 – Oxford, The Wheatsheaf
02.07 – Aatma, Manchester
03.07 – Little Buildings, Newcastle
04.07 – Broadcast, Glasgow
05.07 – The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
06.07 – B2, Norwich
07.07 – The Cobblestones, Bridgewater
08.07 – 229 The Venue, London
09.07 – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton
Check out the extremely energetic video for Broken Teeth: