Reviews Naïve Sense Self Titled EP (2017)

Naïve Sense

Self Titled EP (2017)

“If I am unable to transform you into a Naïve Sense fan, then I have not done my job.”

So begins “Win a Trip to Vegas: Heavy Metal Bikini Contest/Men’s Support Group,” in a sound clip before the EP’s second to last track. It’s a bold proclamation for a bold EP that recalls the best elements of Refused but with a 2010s energy and depth. It’s multi-faceted, diverse and layered. More importantly, it’s always hardcore despite the hyphens and weird instruments or movements. The core of the tunes on this six song, 15-minute final EP from the trans-fronted Minneapolis band are always about an aggressive catharsis of aggression that’s never as simple as running in circles or punching walls.

“Favorite N00DS” is the most Refused of the songs, with harsh screaming vocals that somehow co-exist with an underlying groove, vocal effects, and even some bells and whistles. It’s complicated with a hint of chaos, but it never feels like they’re just throwing the kitchen sink in there for the sake of depth. It’s carefully plotted and it complements without losing the message.

The final Naïve Sense show was their release party for this EP, going out with a bang. It’s a deep EP, one that rages for a fast quarter-hour with complexity that could cover an album twice its length. Make the most of it, and play this fucker on repeat.

Proceeds from the record go to MN Trans Health Coalition.

7.7 / 10Loren
See also

https://naivesense.bandcamp.com/

Advertisement
KFAI - Roar of the Underground
Leave a comment

7.7 / 10

7.7 / 10

Share this content
Advertisement
VEGAS - Not Ever skyscraper
Recent reviews

Xibalba

Años en Infierno

7.8 / 10 Xibalba - Años en Infierno album cover

Southern California's Xibalba is back with a new LP titled Años En Infierno. The title of their third studio album translates to "years in hell," and it is a loathsome pillar, raised in ...

Havok

V

7.5 / 10 Havok  - V album cover

To say that this album gives vibes similar to those of …And Justice For All, is an understatement. The newest album by Colorado thrash metal aficionados, Havok, starts with guitar ...

Fake Names

Fake Names

6.9 / 10 Fake Names - Fake Names album cover

Fake Names formed when two long-time friends decided to play music together at home, with no plans for it to grow into an actual group. But after Brian Baker (Minor ...

x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.