Monday, 15 May 2017

CONTRA - Deny Everything

Contra  - Deny Everything


"CONTRA was formed as an instrumental 3-piece by former SOFA KING 
KILLER guitarist, Chris Chiera, and ex- RUE drummer, Aaron Brittain. After briefly playing together in another local outfit, they sought to start their own band and enlisted the aid of SO LONG ALBATROSS bassist, Adam Horwatt. Except rather than just having a bassist, the band decided on a different approach and adopted a two guitarist format, albeit with Adam playing 4-string baritone guitar.
CONTRA quickly wrote and recorded the "Son of Beast" demo and began a steady schedule of playing to great acclaim locally. However, CONTRA wanted to add another layer to their potent mix of metal, blues, rock, and sludge by asking vocalist Larry Brent to join their ranks. Larry had previously contributed vocals to local hardcore stalwarts DON AUSTINTHE UNHOLY THREE, and SPLINTER, in addition to the Laughing Hyenas-influenced HATCHET JOB. After only three shows, Larry began recording vocals to eight of the ten tracks of what will be CONTRA's debut album."
SHRIEKS COMMENTS -  A difficult to pin down to any specific genre type of band, unless of course there is a genre called 'heavy as shit' Contra are set to release their follow up to the 'Son Of A Beast EP, shipping begins on 1/7/2017.
Straddling most types of extreme, metal, be it doom, sludge, hardcore or stoner, the album 'Deny Everything' is underpinned by a fairly simple beat. Don't think for one minute that is detrimental to the album however, because what it does is create a stomping, angry, in your face, yet surprisingly accessible form of aural thuggery. The production is crisp and clear, embellishing the galloping, chunky riffs careering throughout 'Deny Everything.' 
As dangerous and menacing as the Kray Twins patrolling their manor...staring at you straight in the eye!