The Threats
Saboteur


3.5
great

Review

by Josh USER (15 Reviews)
November 28th, 2018 | 2 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An EP that never knows when to rest, for better or for worse.

The Threats' debut EP is filled to the absolute brim with potential, though they only have six tracks under their arsenal, a majority of them show that they have the overall energy to bring their own fast-paced and rough sound full force. Most of the EP is filled with eccentric and strained vocals which almost never stop beating into your ears.

While most of the songs share the same aggressive nature, songs like "Rope" and "Lifeboat" stand out because of how the riffs just assault your ears; let alone the vocals, the instrumentation itself makes you feel as if you need to gasp for air.

Unfortunately, as much of a breath of fresh air this EP is, it all feels starts to feel relatively the same when you're five tracks deep into the record and it all has the same, never-ending pounding vibe constantly thrusting into you before it starts to grow tired of wailing on you. It becomes hard to differentiate it.

That is why I believe the final track on the EP, "Bon Voyage", was the best note to end this EP on. It shows that The Threats are absolutely not afraid of slowing down substantially. It shows off the vocalist's singing voice which is as pleasant low as it is when hammering between the drums, the backing vocals and everything in-between.

It's almost funny to me how tired they sound at the end of the EP after everything they had has been thrown at you. Here's hoping for a full length.

Favorite tracks:
Rope
Lifeboat
Bon Voyage



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JoshGray672
November 27th 2018


36 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've been wanting to review this for a while but was never sure on how to word any of it. Hopefully it came out okay. Criticism is appreciated.

Dewinged
November 28th 2018


14479 Comments


Yeah man this is a bit all over the place. First, who are these guys? You could explain that in the introduction, use it to settle the context instead of mentioning something so specific like the vocals.

I get this is an assault to my ears, which actually doesn't make me really want to check it, you know, I don't wanna suffer! So instead of that maybe try to describe their sound? Use tags, compare to bands, whatever you need to. After I read the review I don't know who these guys are or what they do.

The review reads almost negatively, but you end it hoping for a new full length... Doesn't make much sense to me.

These are my thoughts my man, hope it helps!

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