With a heavy distortion reminiscent of niche metal, riffs of hardcore origins, and 4/4 drum patterns that inadvertently leave your feet tapping, the fusion-fueled influences of Warish invite curiosity, excitement, and energy.
The short EP release is an addictive one. Opening with the catchy riffs of “Bones,” the band immediately sets the tone to the rest of the record. The high distortion allows the vocals to earn instrumental qualities, intermingling with the guitars to perform a precarious dance of notes.
“Fight” has a more melodic feel to its guitars, while Riley Hawk, coincidentally the son of Tony Hawk himself, reminds the listener to “fight for your life.” The garage-skate-punk-on-acid vibe of the album makes a lot of sense when you start considering family heritage.
Before recommending a listen to this EP, I must issue a short warning: you’re going to be addicted, and the first listen itself will leave you humming the riffs and finger-drumming the beats for the rest of the day. Proceed at your own risk.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: WARISH – WARISH