Due to be released on November 10th 2017 via Medusa Crush Recordings, The self-titled EP of heavy/post metal band Pale Mare is three tracks of exciting but rough around the edges metal.
Carthage has all the pace of a galloping horse. A deep bass sound backed up by screeching guitars & angry shouted vocals, there are flashes of doominess & melody that give it a much more thrilling edge.
What gives Pale Mare such a rawness are the crashing of the drum symbols. There is a sharpness to them & it slightly overshadows the bass heavy mood of Descolada. Considering how well the track plays out it’s an unnecessary distraction. A small complaint with an otherwise good piece.
With a little bit of fuzzy feedback, Hoplite gets going & for seven minutes it aims to make sure that Pale Mare are talked about for all the right reasons. Heavy but with a decent amount of groove to the guitars, it’s got a more unkempt bass rhythm that is so appealing.
Pale Mare have done well to showcase their talent here with a sound that isn’t exactly unfamiliar but has plenty of little touches that make them stand out.
Pale Mare – Pale Mare Full Track Listing:
Pale Mare - Pale Mare (Medusa Crush Recordings)
The Final Score - 7/10