Monday 12 January 2015
Sex Pill - Demo 2014
Review by Brayden Bagnall
Genre/s: Hardcore, Noise Punk, Blackened Punk
For Fans Of: Slavehouse, Meth Sores, Horrid Cross, Perfume River, Slavescene
First of all a shout-out is in order for my co-blogger Joe for putting me onto this band and potentially letting me steal this review opportunity. Thanks!
Sex Pill are an infuriating band to google for obvious reasons, made even more difficult to very little internet presence. On the plus side, their music fucking rules and is perhaps a faint glimmer of hope for all the 'mysterious guy hardcore' buffs out there. Sex Pill play a style music that fluctuates between coherent - albeit lo-fi stompy blackened hardcore and blown out walls of noise. On top of that the vocals are heavily treated with some sort of chorus or rotary effect, rendering them completely unintelligible, and pretty darn menacing. This demo lapses in and out of noisy freakouts like it's going out of style, once again proving hardcore is at its best after it's been blown well and truly off its hinges. Approach with caution.