A blistering new metal release from Wicked Scoundrel brings out that classic feel that incorporates killer riffs, storytelling, crazy drumming, and vocals that belt out with fiery imagination and bass tones that cut through everything with a sweet warmth and it all gives a great hard rock and classic metal style that is more than authentic.
The self-titled EP is packed with guitars that crush and pay out hooks upon hooks with an edgy style and precise heart, and along with that follows the drumming which is so good it makes you tired just listening to them.
The songs are full of color and massive character that bleeds through onto everything this band does and it's absolutely enticing and alluring.
You get everything you can possibly ask for from a record like this one.
These tracks are vast and freeing, haunting, they have heart and soul, and an energy that you can't deny.
This record gives off this almost live performance feel as well, which is from the players just feeding off of each other the entire time and it's very likely that a lot of this record was indeed tracked live in studio.
In intense and hard-hitting new wave of British heavy metal approach release, Wicked Scoundrel is coming in swinging.
With the release of such a huge record, we wanted to have a chat with the band to find out where this all actually comes from and what might be up next.
Here's what happened.
Buzz Slayers: Where did this album come from?
⁃ It came from a realization, over the quarantine, that there was no better time to break our long procrastination of wanting to make music and learn songs for live performance. Buzz Slayers: When did this all start for you guys?
⁃ it started young for us, for me I was about 8 or so first learning the bass guitar, getting out of it and then in high school seeing these instruments all over our house and wanting to learn and play Iron Maiden and Rush songs. Buzz Slayers: What inspires you to write a song?
⁃ typically a riff, a story whether it’s fiction or non fiction, or a drum pattern that I took the time to learn. Buzz Slayers: This track has some great styles! Can you give us some of your top musical influences?
⁃ I think either one of us could answer this question, we both have similar tastes but too bands and sounds would be Deep Purple, Rush, and Iron Maiden but I would say there is a lot of deviations that we individually have and try to incorporate. Buzz Slayers: What are you all doing when you're NOT working on music?
⁃ When I am not working on music, I work as a field archaeologist in Cultural Resource Management. I am away for work quite a bit so it’s either that or music. Buzz Slayers: Who's in all your headphones right now?
⁃ Recently I’ve been binging Dream Theaters “The Astonishing” and Neal Morse Band “Innocent and Danger”. Buzz Slayers: Are you doing any live performances right now?
⁃ We plan on having having more in the New Year but right now we are playing at “The Fire” in Philly 11/19 and the Nail in Ardmore on 1/6 Buzz Slayers: This album feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming bands out there? ⁃ I would say (not that anyone should listen to me) if this is something that you really want to do, it will be work, whether it’s buying the gear to record or investing the time and effort to practice and write but when you do make something that you’re proud of, it above all else is so rewarding, even if it you’re the only one who enjoys it. Buzz Slayers: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
⁃ They can expect more live shows and more music, this time with more collaborative music with our other band members, Gabe and Frankie. Buzz Slayers: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
⁃ Thank you all for supporting our music and helping us get this far. It really means so much we have the opportunity to live our dreams.