Release Date: June 30th 2017
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Brian Storm has spent his career online as a musical journalist with a sharp comedic edge. Titling himself “The Big Booty Daddy”, he went toe-to-toe with big pharma bro Martin Shkreli, and has still made time to tease his musical talents over the years.
One More Slice‘s debut EP, ‘Post Party Depression’, is a great sign of Storm and his band’s musical talent. While by name, and the band’s promo, it would suggest that we were in for a Jarrod Alonge style, comedic and satirical transition into music, we instead get an honest and thought provoking record.
For the past few years, Storm has teased his musical abilities in various forms online, and with this release we now get a solid taste of his craft in record format. The songwriting for the EP is sadly at times run-of-the-mill, generic metalcore, however, this doesn’t stop One More Slice from delivering some crushing riffs and thought provoking lyrics, and ‘Post Party Depression’ manages to create authentic sounds on each track.
One of the EP’s strongest highlights is the emotional ‘Lifetime’, which carries fast-paced venomous verses, yet a quiet lullaby intro and clean vocals alongside the chorus’ synth parts give a rather diverse feel to the song. While at times the chugging guitars feel overly generic, a strong Parkway Drive vibe seeps through into the mix, all the while still managing to keep a real fresh feel.
‘Trust Fall’ fares similarly to ‘Lifetime’, having both rancorous and aggressive vocals and instrumentation, counteracted by slower paced, softer verses, while the song’s subject matter about substance abuse is just as heavy-hitting throughout.
Overall, ‘Post Party Depression’ is a solid effort for a debut EP, and shows brilliantly the strengths One More Slice have as a unit, and, assuming that they build upon this first record, they could be destined for big things.
Written by Dec Sherry (@decxsherry)
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