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Loose Sutures - Loose Sutures: Review

In these trying times it's nice to have a genuine feel-good album drop into your inbox and while it may not be what they intended, Loose Sutures have produced a fantastically enjoyable album, even if it does deal with some dark subject matters.

The self-titled debut release launched on March 27th via Electric Valley records and is s a collection of fuzzy, garage band style, high energy anthems for you to lose you mind to, intersected with numerous interludes, including interviews with killers and survivors just to set the tone.

To use the bands own words the album shows off "killer profiles and kinky love stories" and features a cover of The Laughing Dogs’ - 'I Need a Million'. Each track, while set in the band's style, is different from the last, yet all have a powerful impact, be it blistering guitar solos, chunky bass lines or the raw vocals of Antonio Pilo and Gianpaolo Cherchi who also share guitar duties. The Sadrian four-piece have put together a great collection of tracks that is a statement of their intent going forward.

Standout track 'Lie' features additional guitar work from the one and only Trevor Peres (Obituary) and is a beautiful cross of fuzzy garage and blues, all the while continuing to harbour the dark atmosphere that lies just under the surface of the entire record, like a lurking, unseen predator, biding it's time to strike.

The record works well when listened to in it's intended format with the interludes spaced between the tracks but it also works fantastically well when the interludes are removed and the groove and tones take over and speak for themselves.

There have been a lot of strong debut albums so far this year and this one can proudly be added to the list among the rest.

Overall 8/10