Published May 8, 2009
The Vultures EP is the début offering from a very young Reykjavík band, Muck, whose members barely seem to have left their teens – at least judging by their appearance, because the first evil-downtuned chords of Vultures display that this is serious music, not about playing around childishly. Although Muck share a lot of folks’ passion for slow, heavy, crawling hardcore music, they add something very special to the mix: Muck flavour their sound with a pinch of crust and thus call to mind bands like Dystopia or His Hero is Gone. This is also due to the throaty singing and the epic melodies that lie beneath the surface of Muck’s concrete riffing.
The combination of this all makes Vultures a very dark debut EP and leaves you aching for more from these guys.