Violent Life Violent Death deliver blistering and heavy V-EP, while it’s definitely a metal and release, hardcore’s heavier elements are clearly manifested throughout, and the band really deliver on their self proclaimed “Fight Riffs”.
The entire record moves very quickly and flows harmoniously, without feeling bland or losing its edge. The entire EP fits together harmoniously, whilst maintaining a freshness from track to track. From the heavy hitting rhythmic guitars, to the extreme vocals, the EP is strong from start to finish.
The vocals from Scott Cowan have an extreme metal flair to them, and when mixed with the band’s more eloquent guitar work, the band are clearly fans of metal, yet V-EP, has sections where the rhythm takes a real two-stepable turn plus buildups amongst plenty of heavy hardcore elements thrown into the mix, especially in the verses. The entire EP shows off the band’s technical craft, whether that’s through the band’s intricate riffage or Cowan’s vocals, down to the songwriting itself, the EP is five tracks of pure venom and brutal aggression. Tracks like Straight Teeth, and Silver Eyes both mix rapid instrumentals that create an air of turmoil in the track below Cowan’s rancorous vocals, but the tracks then go to more succinct and groove centric fields that suits the band just as well, and the tracks still feel one and brilliant.
The entire record is complemented by the superb production, and is an interesting listen for anyone into the heavy sides of things, be that metal and/or hardcore. For a band so fresh, to produce something of this quality at the start of their career, they have paved the way for a promising career.