Manchester quartet Tirade certainly have the hype surrounding them to launch them into something huge, so let’s dive into their new EP, ‘Nothing Dramatic’, and see if they really have the heart to match the hype.
The title-track opens the EP, and when you press play you’re met with an assault of classic rock style guitar riffs along with a raw punk energy delivered by drummer, Stevo Somerset. The unpredictable structure adds an interesting tension that drags you right to the edge of your seat.
‘To Be Honest’ has a classic pop-punk vibe, especially with vocalist/bassist Jake Tiller‘s voice, but it also has some subtle progressive metal undertones in the lead guitar. This is a definite floor filler, and one of the highest points of the EP.
Things close off with ‘Well Spent’, which almost brings the whole affair into Biffy Clyro territory, but heavier and more erratic. The song makes you feel a little uneasy, but is really catchy at the same time. The breakdown is the kind that will turn any mosh pit into pure chaotic insanity.
Tirade have well and truly earned the praise that they’ve garnered so far. ‘Nothing Dramatic’ is a unique piece of music. All the songs feel so different from one another, yet they fit together perfectly. Things can only get bigger for the lads from here.
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