Eye Flys - Context
Drawing immediate comparisons to bands like Unsane, Cherubs, and The Melvins (where they take their name), the quartets bludgeoning sound is underpinned by a razor sharp edge. Jake Smith vicious lyrics are paralleled by his unrelenting barks with passages like the opening of "Weaponize" literally spat through grinding teeth. Their taut, muscular riffing and pummeling d-beat-esque drums lay atop a foundation of deceptively intricate arrangements giving this hardcore band and edge of grind and sludge to their sound. Amids the barrages oare layers of subtles melody and textural noise that heighten the albums contrasting dynamics.
(Limited Smokey Black Color LP)