Iâ€™m a sucker for a three pieceâ€”especially a three piece that can make a whole lot of noise. â€œNoiseâ€ can have a bad, messy connotation, but set that aside in the conversation of Vincas’ new release, Blood Bleeds. This is organized chaos: a thick, loud, tangled wall of overdriven psych-rock that holds its center of gravity well.
Anchored by standout tracks â€œGravityâ€ and â€œDead and Alone,â€ Blood Bleeds survives in its lo-fi aesthetic. Above driving bass and drums, the guitar and vocal lines are drenched in a reverb that demands a second and (often) third listen, ensuring eventual clarity on record and presenting the potential for these tracks as bombastic in a live setting.
All is not perfect here (the pace across the disc rarely changes; its breadth far too narrow), but Vincas is infantile as bands go (formed 2008) and has plenty of time to figure out the finer points. For now, Blood Bleeds has the noise headed in the right direction.
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