Thursday 20 August 2020

Wicked Sisters - wired_backwards


Labels: Self-Released

Formats: Digital

Release Date: 13 Aug 2020


1. D.O.G

2. straightrazor

3. Advanced Delusionary Schizophrenia (withvoluntarynarcissisticrage)

It still blows my mind when bands from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia get in touch. Sydney's Wicked Sisters contacted me a little while ago, via bassist/vocalist Sam, whom I've known for a while. He told me that the band was due to release a new EP and wanted me to check it out. Wicked Sisters play some kind of doom/industrial/metal hybrid, so here's the 411.

If the cover art with it’s darkness bathed in blue light tells you anything, it’s that Wicked Sisters don’t take the usual approach to their music and EP opener ‘D.O.G’ is a proper mix of heavy doom and clinical industrial. Guitar/bass riffs that make you stop dead, precise drumming that’s both heavy and catchy, vocals that register amongst the deepest darkest depths and sci-fi inspired samples all add up, 

It’s followed by the bizarre ‘straightrazor’, which uses more electronics and ambient noise. The vocals seem to repeat over and over, and before you know it you’re lost in some kind of hellish waking nightmare.

EP closer ‘Advanced Delusionary Schizophrenia (withinvoluntarynarcissisticrage)’ is really upbeat and would suit any basement goth/dance club, at least during the opening bars anyway. Following that initial flourish is an introspective piano-led section before Wicked Sisters once again more towards twisted, psychedelic doom. It’s unlike any type of doom I’ve heard before, which I guess in the whole point. 

Wicked Sisters present something out of left field, while being catchy and heavy. wired_backwards is a really good EP that’s well worth a listen. If you’re stuck in a rut with the same old bands then look no further.

You can stream and purchase wired_backwards digitally below:-

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