Thursday 23 January 2020

Bile - Demo (Self-Released)

Labels: Self-Released
Formats: Digital
Release Date: 14 Jan 2020


1. Serpent
2. Humanity
3. Parasite Society
4. Club Ratz

Next Friday evening (31st Jan) will see the first gig by new Harrogate-based promoter Snicklefritz Promotions. Alongside Dregz and Fatalist from Leeds, newly formed Harrogate powerviolence band Bile will make their live debut at the show. They released their first EP digitally about a week ago now, so it seems like a good time to give it a pre-listen before the gig next week. P.S. I've been asked to review the night in question, so depending on my booze intake you can expect some cobbled together words and blurry photos or something that actually resembles a well thought-out article.

PV is best served fast and loud, which Bile does straight off the bat. Screeching feedback/electronics lead to raging grindcore madness and sludgy riffs on EP opener Serpent. The instrumentation and vocals alike seem unhinged (which, ironically is also the title of Bile’s first ever song. See what I did there!). Humanity follows directly on in true violent fashion, but amongst those raw vocals they leave some room for introspective, slow mosh.

Their social commentary is mixed with metallic, avant-garde flourishes on Parasite Society. Strains of mathcore can be heard amongst the filth and it’s over before you know it. Bile might have written final song Club Ratz about the very place they’ll be playing next Friday, but then again maybe not. Either way, they leave you with a hammer blow to the skull and a severe case of whiplash (if only I had long hair). 

Too many local PV bands have come and gone in recent years; for example NxAxA and Scum, but it’s good to know that the sub-genre is still giving birth to new faces. This demo is short but it doesn’t need to hang around too long, that’s not how it works. Bile will be as engrossing live as they are recorded.

You can stream Bile's demo and grab it as a name-your-price download below, where you can also check out Unhinged:-

Also, here's the event page for next Friday's gig at Retro bar in Harrogate. If you're in the area, get down and have a great night -

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