Spires hail from Oakland, CA and deliver a punishing blend of hardcore, metal, and grindcore, not unlike like The Number 12 Looks Like You and Pig Destroyer. But unlike most bands of this spectrum of music, Spires infuse their chaos with moments of melody, including post-rock inspired moments. The first track, “Burnt Offerings of a Poor Idea” is a perfect example of this. Over the remaining three tracks Spires continues to meld an interesting mixture of volatile grind/metal and more subdued rock moments. Spires are definitely an underdog band and in due time (with a proper full-length release and substantial touring) they have the necessary tools to achieve the success of their peers.
7.0 / 10
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Shooting Spires will release their debut full-length, a self-titled affair, on October 30th via Cardboard Records. The label has posted the song "Right" from the album for download online here.
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