Return To The Sea!
Corinth are back! Hailing from Leeds, The North, UK. Their new EP is an unstoppable force. Its unrelenting. Huge guitars, big vocals and pounding drums pave the way for what must be one of my favorite EPs in a long time!
How is the sound ?
It’s dark, moody and heavy. Not to say that its generic doom vibes on offer here. Corinth take you through a melting pot of sludge, metal, and stoner grooves.
‘Solar Blaze‘ gets to the point straight away introducing the band in all their glory setting a precedent for the EP. On vocals duties are Ben Corkhill of BongCauldron and Tom Clayton. Providing both a harsh onslaught of intense deliveries as well as more ethereal moments, such as the latter passages of ‘Those With No Eyes‘ and my favourite track ‘Iron Clad‘. This is a track which I cant wait to see live! The vocal melody just soars about! It’s a brilliantly constructed bit of musical class. Andy baron on drums provides flawless switches in tempos leading the band onto something completely different within each track. It’s a fully immersive experience. There’s even some guitarmonies on show here!
A lot of different elements are presented throughout EP. It took me a few plays through just to get my head around a lot of it!
The production is of a high standard. Recorded and produced by Ross Halden at ‘Ghosttown Studios’. The mix sits well on both small and larger speakers. There is a brilliant moment as the second and third track merge, a flange tinged bass leads into pure stoner gold. Vanessa Murray and Corkhill’s guitars are seamlessly mixed and sound brilliant.
There are some seriously melodic vocals on offer here as well. The band touching on something that I didn’t expect. Its hard to sum up as there are so many different influences on show throughout this outing. Corinth are clearly expanding musically in many different ways. It will be interesting to see where they go from here.
I have to to mention the art work as well! It’s fantastic. Created by Sarah Smith it compliments the music perfectly.
Why is this E.P worth listening ?
- Underground metal at its finest.
In what situtation should I listen to this album?
- Through big speakers with the fantastic album art in hand.
- In a dark room with a picture of Ben Corkhill in hand.
Something particular to note ?
The EP is available now and I would highly recommend investing in this record. And you can get a t-shirt with the awesome art work on!
For Fans Of
High On Fire, Sleep, Conan
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