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HORSEMEAT - BRING IT DOWN

WE REVIEW THE NEW SINGLE FROM HORSEMEAT – BRING IT DOWN

After making ears bleed with their blistering track, Recall released earlier this year, Horsemeat is back. Hopefully, everyone’s ears have healed because their new single Bring It Down is another onslaught of heavy rock goodness.

The Manchester trio combines many elements of hard rock from grunge to post-hardcore to stoner rock. The chunky guitar riffs and slick distortion make for guitars of a massive caliber. To break the track down in the simplest explanation, it is as if Glassjaw and Kyuss had a baby.

With a track title like Bring It Down you expect something big and being already familiar with the group it certainly goes hard. Verses feature chugging riffs, gritty vocals, and pounding drums from rocketing fills to beaten floor toms. With its switching in styles and influences, it almost feels as though Horsemeat is fighting with itself.

From a static feedback and bass guitar build you know you’re in for a treat here. The tones of the guitars are so sweet they’re almost salivating. The lyrics themselves feel thick and violent matching the energy and displacing breaks. The drumming patterns and variety brought forth in the opening seconds are a real treat and presentation of Horsemeat’s skills.

The pre-chorus with erratic guitars captures the late 90s post-hardcore scene. You’re not allowed to enjoy it for too long as Horsemeat reminds you of their classic hard rock styles with overtone high notes and wah effects. The vocal variations suit both styles of the track from the self-depricative verse to the engorging choruses. Overall the vocals perfectly match the heavier styles at play which Horsemeat always uses to their advantage.

As the track plays itself out it almost feels abrupt even though we’ve been treated to nearly four minutes of music. The outro builds itself up like previous verses and with the intensity of the drums and vocals, everything comes to a close. We’re not treated to another chorus, but it gives us all the more reason to restart the track.

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