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Opposing Sides EP (download)

By • Apr 24th, 2019 • Category: Album review

For some, heavy metal is just about a lot of shouting.

Which is unfair, as loud guitar and drums also play their part.

Glasgow four-piece Visor use this blueprint on their EP which takes intricate guitar work and pounding percussion to the levels beloved by fans of Metallica and Slipknot.

However, the band – also members of metal act Man Must Die – take a novel approach with appearance of Craig B – formerly of post rockers Aereogramme, he turns what might be standard screamo into complex, proggy tunes with the expected growling replaced by crystal-clear vocals.

And on ‘Dissidents’ there’s another curveball, a poppy REM-ish guitar lick which eventually gives way to an aural onslaught but is, briefly, completely out of the ordinary – a bit like this excellent EP.

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