28-200 – Gunfire of Angels EP (CD)

ir Gunfire of Angels EP with To Be True, a track that ties together fuzzy guitar lines with strong female vocals. The overall track comes forth with a style that is reminiscent of Republica, Garbage or Hole. Ride allows the guitars some time in the sun; the switching of vocal and instrumental elements allows listeners to hear a different side of 28-200. This time out, a more current sound is fostered on the work of 45 Grave and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

I find that the production on the Gunfire of Angels EP focuses the output considerably; 28-200 sound like they are on a mission on each of the disc’s 5 tracks. Gunfire of Angels is the titular trip on the eponymous EP, and the resulting track contains the same energy that has fueled the rest of the EP. However, the inclusion of a church bell to the mix grants a slightly darker and more jangly feel to the disc. God or Alien has a brooding feel to it that is punctuated by the guitar work; these two approaches combine to make a haunting sort of track.

I personally like 28-200 because they are able to deftly take influences and sounds from a considerable amount of genres and acts and make it into a sound that listeners will dig. Few acts are able to convey their true essence when they release an EP, so it is a testament to 28-200’s skill that they can do so in the space of five tracks. Check out their website, keep an ear to the ground for when they will release a new full-length, and see whether they are playing anywhere near you. You will not be disappointed.

Top Tracks: To Be True, Gunfire of Angels

Rating: 8.1/10

28-200 – Gunfire of Angels EP (CD) / 2012 Self / 5 Tracks / http://www.28-200.com / http://soundcloud.com/28to200/sets/video-games-popsicle-sticks

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