REVIEW by ZAK SLOMAN
‘Rage Cave’ is the self-titled debut EP from the emerging Stoke-on-Trent rock trio.
This release has been eagerly anticipated by those who have seen their live sets, which have got stronger with each performance.
There were questions about whether they could translate the essence of this on to a record.
However, the good news is that they have comfortably succeeded.
Listening to the EP, it is clear the band specialise in a sound that seems to be heavily influenced by the works of such classic groups as Black Sabbath, but with a contemporary edge at the same time.
The hooky guitar solos of frontman Max Jeffries are the centrepiece, being heavy, progressive at times and infectious.
Coupled with the vocals, it results in some well put together compositions that linger in your mind for quite a while after listening.
On some of the tracks, they also show that they are certainly not afraid to experiment a little.
For example, ‘Stop, Go’ begins with a guitar riff being played at breakneck speed and the band chanting the title of the song, it’s rather punk-esque.
Credit must be given to them, as you can tell that they have put a lot of hard work and effort into making ‘Rage Cave’ a very solid debut, and based on this, it can be said that they can only get better from here.
TOP TRACK: ‘Devil’s Advocate’