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GREAT WEIGHTS – ‘Great Weights’ EP Review

GREAT WEIGHTS – Great Weights 

Great WeightsGreat Weights are a Philadelphia-based female-fronted post-hardcore band with queer and POC members. They have a new self-titled EP coming out April 13th on Bunny Cat Records and it’s darn cool!

Opening with 109 seconds of dissonant noise with Don’t Worry, I Won’t Put This on The Internet (Intro) the band set up the enormously angry and powerful Morning Sickness with a superb vocal performance and power in plentiful supply.

On Underwater Great Weights show another side to their personality with a mid-paced and restrained rocker that is held together with some strong bass and drums that allow the vocals and guitar to build to some plaintive melodies and a resounding climax.

The six-track EP continues with Wide Awake where the pace is maintained at a restrained level as the vocals and guitar work together to deliver a ballad that is slightly off-kilter and does emerge into a head-banging section before returning to the post-hardcore vibe to end. The second to last track, After The Drive In is more urgent even though it mixes faster sections with slower and more dissonant segments and, boy, do they sound angry on this one!

The EP closes with Wildcard, a pounding, rhythmic slab of anger, dissonance and muscle. Phew!!!

You can stream the self-titled EP by Great Weights here:


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