EP Review: Bearfist – Smile You Son Of A Bitch (Self Released)

Bearfist are a four-piece metal band hailing from Chelmsford, UK. Forming in late 2014, the bands heavy groove laden songs and intense live shows have seen them grace the stages at some of the UK’s favourite metal festivals including Bloodstock Festival 2016 after winning the London region of Metal 2 The Masses, HRH Metal 2017 and Hammerfest 2018.

Bearfist are back now with their third EP ‘Smile You Son Of A Bitch’ due for release on January 18th 2019.

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Where the bloody hell have Bearfist been hiding? Apparently nowhere and I’m just blind and deaf. Not anymore though as they can call me a fan after this momentous showing. Smile You Son Of A Bitch (excellent title) is four tracks of crushing metal with a bucket-load of groove and feral-like rhythm to really make them stand out from the crowd.

You only need to hear Death’s Emissary to know what you’re getting here as Bearfist explode with a level of fury that explains just why their fanbase continues to grow. After such an exhausting start, it’s time to take a deep breath and dive back under as Destroy the Magnet comes along with force.

The groove of the guitars and the destructive power of the vocals makes for an ear-bleedingly heavy listen. Bloody ears or not, there is no denying this is a track that will get repeat plays throughout the year.

In fact the whole EP will as Bearfist refuse to take their foot off the gas for 20+ minutes. Instead reviving the engine and sticking their middle finger up. They have plenty of talent and while the pace never drops, there is plenty of variety in the riffs and rhythms. The vocal performance on Bleed the Wrong Way is simply outstanding.

Check these guys out, they exemplify modern metal in all the best ways.

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Bearfist – Smile You Son Of A Bitch Full Track Listing:

1. Death’s Emissary
2. Destroy The Magnet
3. I’m Your God
4. Bleed The Wrong Way

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You will be able to buy and stream the EP via iTunes, Amazon above, Spotify and most major services. Check out Bearfist over on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Bandcamp for earlier releases.

Bearfist - Smile You Son Of A Bitch (Self Released)
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