REVIEWED: Mantlet – Burning (EP)

Rating: 4.5/5

Release Date: 19th October 2019

Label: Nuclear Family Records

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Coventry City’s own Mantlet have hit with us their EP “Burning” and with it the band are alight, alive and certainly burning their way through everything that stands between them and success. With a hardcore thrash crossover fiercely scattered all over this record, the band have hit us with an energetic, contentious and infuriated release.

Produced by Splintered’s Dan O’riley, this release see’s guitars groove and heavy hitting riffs issued at a rate that is refreshing to hear as it is startling when hearing such diverse and well assembled songs, the band constantly surprise us and higher the standard in every track. With a true nineties sound on this EP, the harsh vocals work so well with the guitar work that just calls for a two step and will no doubt create chaos in a live setting.

This EP is excellent, from opener “solidarity” to closing song “422” Mantlet have without a doubt opened doors for themselves and are sure to take their sound to the next level. “Burning” is a fine example of what taking influence from the true greats of genre and adding your own touch to it can leave us with, four tracks that that deserve attention and show endless potential in a new band that have created a radiant future for themselves.

Written by: Rob Kent

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