Whitemare are a ‘speed rock’ group from Brighton who compose of ex-members from Architects, Johnny Truant and Centurion, and together create a trio so metal you could build a skyscraper out of them. The latest release by the band “Snider” hit the shelves on November 11th, 2011 via Blackdream Records, and was recorded in just two days, if they hadn’t have told us that, you wouldn’t have been able to tell.
This album blares out nonsensically raw, punk riffs that you can get in just two and a half minutes. With songs like ‘Son Of A Bitch’ you get this blaring sound that only resembles the likes of Cancer Bats after being set on fire. The throaty, guttural roar of Matt Johnson in ‘Pissed’ scratches your ear canals in a lucid yet luring way, making it hard to keep yourself from slamming things around your room in the aggressive manner that this album possesses.
The infectious riffs in the track ‘Rock & Roll’ sound like something Marilyn Manson would write if he were sane. ‘You’ll Be Coming Home With Me’ highlights the technical and talented side of Al Kilcullen’s guitar skills, combined with the thunderous, rapid beat from Eugene Economou’s drum kit.
Arguably the best track on the album is the song ‘Dirty Action’ which is exactly what it says on the tin, hard, fast, dirty riffs with non-stop rage blaring out straight from the heart.
Although this album is only a grand total of about 17 minutes, by the time this album is over you’ll be sitting in your seat with a face of sheer shock and wanting for more. If someone records an album in two days, you’d think it would be as wet and sloppy as a used condom, but with this, Durex might want to take stock in because it’s practically testosterone in music form.