Tuesday 3 March 2015

Rotting Out // ''Reckoning'- EP Review

Los Angeles based hardcore/punk band Rotting Out has announced that they will release a new EP called Reckoning on March 9th via Pure Noise Records. The record features five blistering track in just over 10 minutes. 

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Rotting Out's upcoming record follows their 2013 breakout album The Wrong Way, which helped establish the band as one of Los Angeles new anchors in the thrash punk scene, recalling the aggressive spirit of influential acts like Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise.

3 new original tracks are set against two Circle Jerks covers. Opener, 'Born' starts off gently before engaging in an onslaught; "This is my reckoning" screams Walter Delgado. The first taste of the album is forceful and assertive. Not letting you rest back on your laurels, it mixes up the pace and tempo, ending suddenly leaving you wanting more.Delgado recently spoke about the three original tracks on the EP; "This is an intro to the LP, it's like a trilogy. I know what I did ('Born'), I know what I have ('Eyes Wide'), I know what I'm going to do ('End Of The Road'). 

'Eyes Wide' is heavier from the first breath. Thrashy and unrelenting, Delgado's vocals are increible throughout In contrast third original track is stripped back in it's beginnings before building to a stirring gang chorus. Ending in an anthemic guitar solo it takes the track and indeed Rottings Out's sounds to the next level.


Finishing the EP off with two covers, "I Don't Care and 'Live Fast Die Young' don't differ much from their original and that's what makes them so enjoyable. A slightly new take on two big tracks they are short, sweet but pack an almighty punch. If this EP is the precursor for the full length, well we can't wait. 

Rotting out will be performing shows soon, including a U.S. co-headlining tour with Expire, South By So What?!, Southeast Beast Festival 2015, New England Metal and Hardcore 2015, Rainfest 2015 and the entire Vans Warped Tour. 7.5/10