Rumbling and buzzing guitars along with haunting and monstrous vocals breathe life into Wicked Covenant the new EP from Bury The Machines. This three track EP is something to behold as it is heavy, rhythmic, melodic, melancholic and more packed tightly and neatly into just three songs. This is a dark release that is packed with tons of emotion and all of that can be felt as the songs roll on providing you with a twisting and harrowing listen. Wicked Covenant is put together very well and the three songs that appear on this EP melt together nicely providing you with a cohesive and whole listen. Bury The Machines does a great job of sucking you into this listen and making you listen to the entire EP all at one time, and that is how it should be listened to. Wicked Covenant isn’t a record that should be split into different listening sessions as it should be listened to all at once so you feel the full effects and feel the incredible weight that it carries.
The longer run times within this EP provide Bury The Machines with plenty of time to suck you in to their swirling melancholic atmospheres keeping you enchanted and listening all throughout. While the atmosphere of this EP and the emotions are very strong on this release they are never burdensome, instead you feel each emotion through each passing second of each song. Wicked Covenant does a great job of captivating you from the very first note and holding your attention never to let it go until you are completely finished listening.
Through these three doom laden dirges you are treated to heavy riffs, great drumming and vocals that switch between being haunting and aggressive all throughout. Never does Bury The Machines stick to one sound for too very long as this one man army does a great job of mixing and matching sounds providing you with plenty of variety and diversity within this release as well as within each song. Wicked Covenant certainly is a release that you can sink your teeth into and really enjoy coming back to more and more. The mix of aggression and pure and raw emotion is something that is captivating and is a driving force for the entire EP creating an unfiltered sound that is very heavy yet very palatable.
Overall, Wicked Covenant is a great listen, one that provides you with plenty of material to listen to over and over again if you so choose. This is a release that packs plenty of heavy and emotion gifting you with a unique and entirely enjoyable listen.
Wicked Covenant will be released through Midnite Collective June 9, 2017.