New Band: YOUWRETCH

13 Mar
youwretch album art

Wordsearch! I got orc, crow and hero.

Galumphing about bandcamp like a drunken aardvark, I stumbled over this little beauty, the puzzlingly-titled YOUWRETCH.

They call themselves doom punk and while that sounds pretty cool, it’s not particularly apt.

I’m also not too sure why their bandcamp tags include “gloom”, “dark” and “grime”.

The lady doth protest too much.

YOUWRETCH may bellow and roar but ultimately the riffs, propelled by solid punky drumming, reach skyward .

EP pick Exhumed may kick off by getting its head down for a good, crusty thrash around on the floor. Yet once it’s got that out of its system, the riffs peal out, spiralling upwards for a uplifting and cathartic climax.

There’s as much chug as chime with a great mix of brute hardcore force and atmospherics and melody in a too-short four songs over eight minutes.

Check their bandcamp for a name your price download.

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One Response to “New Band: YOUWRETCH”

  1. hhbrady March 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    I must admit, I love the fact that (only) hardcore-based acts know how to write a song quickly– in less than 3 minutes there’s riffs, screaming, breakdowns… if only stoner/doom/sludge knew how to do that….

    I’m getting a lot of Nails/ Cro-Mags in these tunes, particularly “Confront.”

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