This Friday, get ready for the brand new Californian group, Sciatic Nerve and their EP of the same name.
To begin the EP, the first track (also named Sciatic Nerve) starts with a static-like sound, though not long before jumping into the rapid guitar riffs and drums, all while the vocalist yells “Sciatic Nerve!” repeatedly. Not only does this introduce the EP, but also introduces the band overall and gives us an idea on what their style is all about. Nice to meet you too!
After a very hyped up intro, Buy A Horse continues the hype with the same fast-paced and rapid sound from before. As for buying a horse and to “live in the mountains”? Well, it’s not a bad idea if you want to get away from civilisation.
Sleep comes up afterwards, but don’t expect a lullaby or anything. If anything, this is the kind of track to keep you up and probably moshing, too.
Next up is Bright Lights. This one is a little longer than the tracks so far, and instantly begins with choppy guitar riffs. While the verses remain fast and quick-paced, the beginning of the chorus slows down slightly for a moment before jumping back into it again.
A few tracks down, we have Things I Can Look At. Unlike before, this track is slower than the others, but still keeps that same headbanging and moshpit feel to it, of course.
Lastly, there’s With Who You Go. This track begins with a few catchy guitar riffs, before the drums and vocals come in. The track overall is pretty catchy and certainly provokes a good amount of head nodding along too.
Overall, while it would be good if these tracks were a little longer, for a first EP, it isn’t bad at all. It introduces the band very well, and hopefully we can hear more from them in future.