Having lapped up their 10 minute demo with great joy, and heralding it as a great leap towards something both positively unique and enjoyable, a keen expansion to the best of British crowd and a nice retouch to Powerviolence too. I am proud to confirm that my conjunctures now have sufficient claim, with the arrival of their upcoming 10", things get from ugly to real fucking ugly.
Lets get down to business, Gets Worse aren't just your standard Powerviolence bullies, but have a down trodden retaliation of sludge cornered down too, propelling great roaring riffs that resonate with trembling awe, they are proposed in a confident stride that blurs the distinction between the genres and echoes forth a blunt pulverizing force, rattling earbones, earth and speaker alike.
Instant similarities can be drawn to that dirty bass oppression punched out by Powerviolence all stars Weekend Nachos alongside the cock sure rhythmic thrusts that give them that oh so wonderful and chunky sound, a modus operandi that is as memorable as it is ravaging. Influences aside, Gets Worse are able to seize your enthusiasm with their very own home brewed charms, rumbling feedback, regimental headway in song development and a rigid consistency in delivery. Their artistic footprint is bold, but rightfully so because they are boasting some heavy duty industrial strength powerviolence.
The dominating presence of the string work is undeniably the most potent constituent in motion, but the drums and vocals are equally crucial to the process and thankfully their potential is realised. Drums just hammer on another layer of chastisement with ruthless efficiency whilst the vocals dynamic range and keen adaption in responding to the albums moodier moments offers an enriching addition.
To say I am fond of this album would be quiet an understatement, everything about it appeals in a very direct way. Despite the strong tones and commanding energy the release throttles out, none of it feels contrived or overextended, an integrity of character that not only matches their professionalism, but their ambition too, heights which the album clearly delivers.