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THE WOODSMAN – ‘The Cliff Amendment’ Review

THE WOODSMAN – The Cliff Amendment

The WoodsmanThe Woodsman are a relatively new three-piece band from South Wales. Their debut studio release, The Cliff Amendment EP has just been released. The band has played around fifteen gigs but expect to ratchet that up significantly in 2019.

The five-track EP opens with Evil Klaus where an ominous bass gives way to a crescendo of fast paced punk rock that literally blows away all of the cobwebs with a one-minute slab of sheer adrenalin. United States Of Paranoia takes a different path with pounding drums meeting fuzzed out riffs and a lead vocal that manages to channel Dave Vanian of The Damned with Frank Carter in his Gallows days to produce an insistent and raucous rock and roller that grabs you by the throat and throws you into the mosh pit of your mind…Wow!!!

The fast cymbal intro to the slab of power named Hero Of The Work sets up a soaring vocal, fast paced drums and a wall of noise of fuzzed out chords that simply rock with a couple of tempo changes adding to the intrigue – these folks are heavy and Voice Of The Voiceless plays with some sludge-core power before launching into a stuttering, motoring and aggressive punker.

To seal the deal, The Woodsman cover one of the best tracks of all time, Complications by Killing Joke but this is no mere repeat of the original as the band turn up the volume, push down on the accelerator and hammer home a hardcore punk rock version.

 

For a young band, The Woodsman have released a corker of a debut that you can find out more about at this link:

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