Tree Of Sores Tree Of Sores

Sun 27th March 2011


/incoming/treeofsores.jpgEverything about this record says 'blackened' to me, from the stark opening notes of the intro to the madness within, to the artwork on the digipack being bland waves of white on a dark background, it's a malevolent, brooding release.

Witch Hunter have picked another gem, Tree Of Sores are a 3-piece from Leeds who have taken the Kylesa blueprint and reworked it with their influences, most of which seems to be Eyehategod and the ilk, but it's not a slow-moving beast. It tears along with a crusty air, the vocals screamed and inflamed with rage from guitarist Matt and bassist Talia.

Even during the course of one song, they can go from placated calm to channelled rage, something not easy to do as seamlessly as they manage here, especially for a three-piece, they sound massive.

For a first release, this is packed with ideas, see the truncated passages of 'From Within' for proof. I look forward to seeing these guys live, I imagine it will be paint-strippingly awesome.

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    •  Amy BAmy B
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    •  HopkinsHopkins
    • cheers mike!!
    •  pull-my-plonkerpull-my-plonker
    • Gave this a whirl today. Some very interesting soundscapes going on and a bus-load of heaviness. Vocals are a bit weird though and I'm not sure I agree with the Eyehategod heavy influence - I personally don't get that kind of vibe here. They sound quite a bit like The Death of Her Money.

      Am going to give this a few more listens and see if it's a big grower.
    •  mikemike
    • I thought the vocals were Kylesa through and through, very simple delivered lines, 4 each in a pattern, works though, great stuff. Think the EHG is the punkier side coming through, I think people class EHG as slow sometimes, and they just aren't.
    •  ChrisCChrisC
    • This is really good, looking forward to hopefully catching them at the corp

      definatly kylesa sounding but never a bad thing nice review