Monday, 15 February 2016

Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disasters: 'Sick Like This' EP Review

Beth Blade and the Beautiful Disasters are a rock n' roll four piece from Cardiff, UK. Their latest EP 'Sick Like This' brings the best in modern hard rock fused with poweful female vocals to lead. The band have done an amazing job creating an EP that demonstrates their ability to take the genre and put their own spin on it.

The band are fresh from a huge UK tour with Marco Mendoza and this opportunity has obviously done the band wonders. With an abundance in more local shows pouring in, the band are really starting to make a name for themselves.

So the EP... Opening with "If It Ain't Rough It Ain't Right" the heavy is brought on straight away. Massive chuggy riffs with massive headbanging potential. Beth Blade's vocals soar over the roar and make for a really interesting blend. The likes of "Kill You With Kisses" and "Rock n Roll Boys" show that themes throughout are lyrically centered around Beth herself whilst the music feels beefy, it's a fantastic contrast.

The slightly old-school hard rock feel of the bands music mixes nicely with a more modern sound that bands such as Halestorm and Black Stone Cherry have perfected so well. As for the production the EP is a little scratchy in parts and I only comment on this because the potential is great for the band to produce even better music. The vocals could do with coming up slightly and I keep wanting more out of those lead guitar licks in the mix.

Overall a fantastic EP with a great rock n' roll feel. A few more roaring solos and the inclusion of those soaring vocals combined with more efficient production is bound to show this bands full potential.

FFO: Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown

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