|Dogstate - 'Dogstate' EP (Self Released)|
|Written by Ross Welford|
|Monday, 12 December 2011 05:30|
London band Dogstate land on my doorstep with a thud and a 4 track EP that's got enough to keep the noise mongers amongst us more than happy. Coming on like Black Spiders without the glint of cheekiness in their eyes, these seasoned musicians have crafted 17 minutes of metal that is hopefully a precursor to a debut album.
First track, 'Colt', is an instant Black Spiders-style heads down, foot on the monitor stomp that will get your whites turning black just by listening to it. 'War Baby' follows it up in the same fashion and adds a dash of style that is missing from so many bands that attempt this - the vocals are strong and melodic enough to really hit you from the speakers. Third up is 'Never Enough', more of the same attack of the senses, bassline heaviness, riffing and all round metal goodness!
Wrap it all up in the production of Pat Collier (Zodiac Mindwarp, Primal Scream) and you've got yourself a nice little introduction to a band you might just want to see progress.