Tuesday, September 12, 2023

EP Review: Electric Bath "Cutting Close" (Independent) by Devin J. Meaney

Band: Electric Bath
Location: Rochester, New York
Country: USA
Genre: Grindcore, powerviolence
EP: Cutting Close
Format: Digital
Label: Independent
Release date: March 24, 2023
After a brief search I came upon “Cutting Close” by Electric Bath! Over the past few days I cured my black metal hankerings and I got my punk rock fix—so I figured it was time to get my goregrind/grindcore on!
First and foremost the music on this is straight grinding. By that I mean crunchy riffs and ping drums galore paired with noise and a grainy production tone! Something worth noting is that the low “guttural” vocals are very reminiscent of early Mortician! I wouldn’t call Mortician a “grindcore” band to say the least…but vocally it is the closest comparison I can make! When it comes to the guitar I can also hear some hardcore and punk influence in the riffage!
Electric Bath is a two piece grind unit from Rochester—New York! According to the YouTube bio this is their second release after a debut in 2022! I won’t bother rambling any more as this is 10 minutes long—but I will say one more thing! …Don’t you love that fucking snare? Golly gee willickers Batman! -Devin J. Meaney

Ash: Vocals, guitar, bass
Mitch: Vocals, drums, bass/noise
Max Rivera: Mixing and mastering

Track list:
1. Cutting Close
2. Aftercare
3. Painted Faces
4. Welcome Parade
5. Homebody
6. Encaved/Rotten
7. Deemed Unfit
8. Purgatory
9. Torn

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