Title: “Spylacopa” EP
Label: Rising Pulse Records
Genre: Avant-garde Metal
Let’s take a single member from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Candiria, Isis and Made Out Of Babies and put them into a group of their own to see what comes of it. Of course to many of you the very idea of such a thing might be making you scratch your head in wonder or curiosity about what purpose this would even serve but when you start spinning the EP from Spylacopa you will be pleasantly surprised by the results. I had to admit that I approached this one with a little bit of hesitation myself but since I knew the capabilities of the individual members from seeing their respective bands I had to say that I was intrigued. The five song EP presents music from a band that is far different than anything that you have heard these musicians do before and in all honesty it is really, really good. Formed by guitarist John LaMacchia (Candiria), the band features Greg Puciato (TDEP), Jeff Caxide (Isis) and Julie Christmas (Made Out Of Babies) who together deliver elements of Alt-Metal with doses of Psychedelic, Proto-Punk and Progressive tossed in for good measure. It’s an interesting listen to say the least and while it starts off with a thrashing on “Haunting A Ghost”, Puciato does not maintain a screaming register for the whole track and instead sings in melodic tones during the chorus break which shifts the gears of the track very much.
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