Post hardcore seems to be such a vague description, but for somebody who squirms at the notion that everything has to be categorised we’ll make do with it shall we? Or shall we? On PigsAsPeople‘s Facebook page they don’t help matters (or maybe they’re haters too) by listing their genre as “Figure it out”.
Enough of that though, the music immediately does the talking, as the almost Will Haven-esque of ‘Rooks’ is a fuzzy opener to the mini album from the Belfast trio. ‘Bleeder’ continues to blow away any cobwebs remaining between the ears, with a down tuned wall of sound and some vocals that sound like they’d be in need of a Fisherman’s Friend after a gig.
The music, lyrics and vocals remain uncompromising throughout (almost), broken up only by the instrumental ‘After The Destroyer’. ‘The Duke Of Flies’, with its gradual buildup of restrained drums and almost eastern sounding guitar is a standout track, bursting into life at a minute and a half with a riff designed to flatten anything that stands in its way.
Final track ‘Those Hearts Have Rocks’ wraps things up at a (slightly) gentler pace. A band to be caught live to fully appreciate those aggressive riffs and a very promising taster of things to come.