Darlington based alt-rockers Auto Immune present to you their latest, self titled release. At three songs, the EP is kept short and sweet, although sweet seems the wrong word to describe the band’s sound. This record features heavy guitars and fierce vocals that storm through each track in impressive fashion.
The EP starts out with Tomb. A weirded out guitar riff leads us into the opener which features huge guitars, drums and choruses. The vocals ride the line between vicious and melodic through verses and choruses alike. The song starts out by showing exactly what kind of business this band deals in, the loud kind.
After the fury of Tomb dies out we get reportedly fan titled, Duck. A guitar riff that almost bubbles over into the main rhythm of the song starts us off before we reach the vocals which seem to have even more angst than before. Once again the instruments hold together while keeping the song loose enough to feel fun in an almost old school way, something I find refreshing in a world full of computer corrected performances.
The record closes with Blue To Grey. This track seems filled with a different kind of rage, the kind that’s kept under the surface. This feeling makes for a menacing listen. The vocals and instrumentation really bring this feeling to life with a little help in the form of production touches to the vocals and the arrangement of the instrumentation, making the guitars in the chorus expand in contrast to the filtered vocals. A heavy instrumental section shows off the band before coming back round once more for a chorus and a showcase of the vocalists talents before bringing the EP to a thunderous end.
All in all, this EP provides heavy, angsty alt rock with a simple yet effective style. An EP definitely worthy of a listen for any fan of old school grunge. The release is certainly short but with more from Auto Immune coming in the not so distant future, they’re definitely ones to watch