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.