Review by Robert Baker
From the land of wordsmiths and prose comes Cyanide Later, a rambunctious rabble rousing troubadour revellers of riffs and rocking tunes spread thick across their five-track EP, Always Read The Label (Pt1).
You should look upon their debut EP as you would an exciting new wine list in a restaurant, each song a rich and full-bodied indulgence that, whether enjoyed one track at a time or served in their entirety, sit with a satisfying fullness on the musical palette that leaves you feeling both refreshed and somewhat drunk on the heady fumes of one hundred percent proof talent.
Individually the five tracks on offer afford you an indulgent slab of finely written speaker-shakers, ‘Low Beast’ in particular possibly the best song to test the Bass Boost button and mosh pits since ‘Sad But True’ by Metallica from back in their full-on mullet-and-denim-metal-mode.
‘Breathe You’, on the other hand, feels more like it’s from the bands Finest Reserve collection, the track affording an air of intimacy perhaps best served post night-out, before a roaring fire and under dimmed lights, a significant others body held tightly to your own as you both drift away into each other’s eyes as the vocals entice you to succumb to the mood.
As a taste of what’s to come, Always Read The Label (Pt1) is more than enough to whet your appetite without leaving you feeling too over-imbibed, the quality of ingredients within the ability of the band providing you that perfect mix of discernment, devilishness, and one-hundred-percent-proof play-loud tunes.
8 out of 10
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- Breathe You
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