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PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR EP

Pet Slimmers Of The Year

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.00 | 1 ratings

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Any Colour You Like
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3 stars While not as coherent and consistent as their 2010 release '...And The Sky Fell', this debut self titled EP shows and immense amount of promise from this young British instrumental post-metal band. They definitely have their own style, which is refreshing to hear, given that too many bands (usually unwillingly or out of respect) tend to copy the styles of the fore-running artists. Pet Slimmers of the Year focus on expansive compositions, traversing the whole gamut of soft, mellow post rock and melodious distortion. They err upon math-rock in sections, seemingly floating above the temptation to deform into a fluid free-composition jam time. Indeed, as is common with this style of music, it's intentionally uplifting and dynamic, while sometimes crushing and discordant. Because the band prefer to let the music breathe a little, there's plenty of time to soak in the sound-scapes and pick upon the subtleties in the composition. Unfortunately, the production is a little too murky - even with the distorted and grimy aspects of the music, it still feels somewhat underdone. It's not a bad production by some underground metal standards, but there is some room for improvement (which they do make upon the follow-up release).

While this EP didn't exactly overpower my senses, there is no doubt that Pet Slimmers of the Year have immense promise; they also possess the best band name I've come across in quite some time. Seriously, I never thought putting my pet on a diet would sound so good.

Any Colour You Like | 3/5 |

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