A double bass, no guitars dark collective approach is what we get from The Great Russian Empire (TGRE). Their debut EP, Low Ends is out on September 8th 2017.
Who needs a guitar!?
A haunting & emotive listen, the EP is more than just dark & throbbing bass. It’s layered with gorgeous vocals & symphonic string instruments, sharing much with the 90’s alternative style of rock (Type O Negative, Faith No More).
The Great Russian Empire have managed to craft an exciting & unique piece of work that is far more than just a bunch of throwaway songs. Full of Blood has a dark echoing melodic vibe while The Hands That Bring the Road Kill to the Side brings a faster & more upbeat style, two songs that are mind-bendingly heavy on the bass but very different songs.
The EP gets under your skin thanks to the fascinating song structure that makes every note & beat sound wildly different to the last. The bass lends itself to a serious heaviness & that is showcased brilliantly on Blood Everywhere, the best track on the EP. An absolute beat-laden number that is packed with fantastic bassy rhythm & catchy vocals.
The double header of the more melodic but trippy vibe of Pig’s Blood & The Fence finish things on a high proving once & for all that bass really is king.
The Great Russian Empire – Low Ends Full Track Listing:
1. Full of Blood
2. The Hands That Bring the Road Kill to The Side
3. If Tomorrow Ever Comes (Cop Shoot Cop Cover)
4. Blood Everywhere
5. Pig’s Blood
6. The Fence
The Great Russian Empire - Low Ends (Self Released)
The Final Score - 8/10