Review Summary: And reintroducing....
The complete badassery of Copper Wasp
begets a troubling question; was Doug holding his old band back? Copper Wasp
is Night Verses untethered, playing with an abandon they only hinted at with their debut Lift Your Existence
and curiously bottled up with their follow up Into the Vanishing Light
. This short, three song teaser takes the unbridled energy of their debut and artfully infuses pockets of breathable space throughout to create a product that technically marvels without exhausting the listener with its momentum. The chemistry between these three is enviable and after the misguided experiment that was Into the Vanishing Light
, Copper Wasp
immediately exudes a rejuvenated aura. In particular guitarist Nick DePirro flourishes with his unique effect-laden approach to guitar play, presenting the most intense riffs heard yet out of the group. Night Verses has always embraced technology in creating their signature sound and Copper Wasp
utilizes it in such a way that you don’t even realize how often they show up. This clever suppression of the constant electronic enhancements is in no small part due to the fact that even without them, the music is phenomenally written. It’s hard to notice the small stuff when the big picture is so overtly attractive. At only three songs, Copper Wasp
teases and teases well. Apparently freed from the burden of writing for vocally driven music, the group’s new sound now has fresh scratches on the surface and a clear path for in depth exploration. And to answer the question from earlier, Doug skill on the mic was never in question and Doug himself was not holding this band back, but vocals were.
This is the music Night Verses needs be making