Thunderous, groove-laden, hook-heavy and ball-achingly intense…
Review by Andy Boden
Release date: 9 March 2015
It’s been a hell of a twelve months for Wolverhampton’s The Black Hounds. No sooner had TBH recruited former-The Whiskey Syndicate frontman Anthony Wright than they landed a plum role supporting Martyr De Mona at The Wulfrun Hall and have since steamrollered everything in their path. This, their first EP with Anthony at the helm, is quite simply, magnificent. The engine room combo of Joe Cleaver and Tom Fellows provide a throbbing, pulsating canvas upon which Lukes Winship’s lead work and Anthony Wright’s towering, powerhouse vocals can weave their magic. Such is the strength and depth of the songwriting on the EP that there isn’t a standout song, rather, each of the three is good enough to carry the mantle of lead track. Thunderous, groove-laden, hook-heavy and ball-achingly intense, this is a contender for EP of the year already.
The Black Hounds are in the ascendancy, this year should see them continue to sweep up everything in their path. This three track offering is a Statement Of Intent, a warning call to each and every other band on the circuit: raise your game or get left behind. The Black Hounds have set a new standard.
9.5 out of 10
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