French band Cowards play a mix of raw sounding hardcore
and sludge with a feral crust attitude.
This is brutal stuff with no guitar leads or solos, just crushing
riffs played with wild abandon - overlaid with vicious, hate
filled vocals. The dark, claustrophobic production suits the
Heavier and slower than "Shooting Blanks & Pills" from 2012,
these tracks suffocate with the weight of despair and fury.
There is a chaotic edge that threatens to collapse into a wall
of noise but the strong arrangements manage to pull things
back from the edge.
Ending with a fantastic cover of "Blessed Persistence" by 16
Horsepower, this EP shows Cowards at their best and proving
themselves to be an unstoppable force of nature.