Minding my own business is a thing I tend to do from time to time. And minding my own business I was, when a messanger ‘ping’ came through on my phone from vocalist Chris Newman asking if I’d like to have a listen to this, Six Sins Til Sunday‘s follow up to last year’s album ‘Masks ‘ , which I also reviewed. Of course I will.
Straight away from the opening riff there’s a realisation of maturity compared to ‘Masks ‘. Opener ‘Road To Redemption ‘ seems to roll like words would roll off the tongue of a politician. It’s chugging rhythm carries you through the track effortlessly. Cracking end. As heavy as you like with some surprising chord changes.
‘Book Of Lies ‘ is in similar vein to Kyuss. Lazy, juggernaut riffs which mean so much within our music. It chuggs along and incorporates some nice speed changes. This is a proper head nodding appreciation track, while ‘Sold Your Soul ‘ boasts some kick ass riffs with some great stop / start trickery. Heavy as you like this one with a great chorus and a beautifully mellow mid section. Love it. Best track so far.
Next, we’re treated to an opening that reminds me of Smashing Pumpkins from the Mellon Collie era. ‘Me Myself And Me ‘ is a stomper which trudges along without any need to deviate from what it doing. It has a great pace which allows each section to drift in and out of each other. Lovely guitar solo too.
EP closer ‘Bring Out Your Dead ‘ pulls a classic out of the bag. Is that TWO bass guitars I’m hearing here? I think it is! Anyway, the main riff here is ace. Black Stone Cherry-ish??? Possibly. You know what I mean? That bluesy rock running riff thing? Throw in a superb mid-section and you have an almighty ending to this great EP. Brutal, heavy, melodic riffs and most importantly brilliant. Check it out!
1 – Road To Redemption 2 – Book Of Lies 3 – Sold Your Soul 4 – Me Myself And me 5 – Bring Out Your Dead
Chris Newman – Vocals / Pete Day – Guitar / Steve Tapper – Guitar
Andy Fleming – Bass / Neil Harwood – Drums