sutrobath’s Reptile EP is a tremendously cohesive effort, even when one considers that the constituent tracks all build on distinct styles and approaches. For example, the titular effort on the Reptile EP has haunting vocals in the same vein as Tool, an echoing drum beat and hints of industrial styles that are weaved throughout. In A Room has a more of a hard rock feel; fans of The Deftones and Killing Joke will find something that they can dig here. Moving between goth-metal and progressive styles, this tremendously emotional track will require fans listen to the effort multiple times before hearing everything that has been placed within. End of Days is a more thoughtful and introspective track.
There is a bit of beauty that is presented alongside the Marilyn Manson (Antichrist Superstar-era) style arrangements. The allure of sutrobath comes in how unique of a sound that is created during the Reptile EP; there are so many influences and overall sides showcased in the space of six songs that it will take fans tens of listens to hear every dynamic, to understand every thing that has been placed deep inside each of these compositions.
Pocket Full of Holes has an interesting sort of fuzz to it that links together artists as wide-ranging as early The Flaming Lips, Stabbling Westward, and Nine Inch Nails. The sheer chaos that is present in the track’s chorus is absolutely infectious, a trend that continues throughout the EP. For additional information about the Reptile EP and more about the performer generally, check out his website (linked below). We’ll be strapping on a pair of headphones and focusing in a bit deeper to sutrobath’s musical catalogue with our next piece, which will focus on his Coyote EP.
Top Tracks: In A Room, Pocket Full of Holes
sutrobath – Reptile / 2017 Self Released (02711 Records DK) / 6 Tracks | 5 Tracks / https://www.sutrobathband.com