“No beatdowns just beat-ups” promises the bumph that accompanies Screamer, the new EP from Brighton scum punks Whitemare. Thirteen minutes of scuzzy, scummy, bloody-knuckled punk rock and name-dropped in the same breath as bands like Kvelertak and Every Time I Die, Whitemare certainly get straight in your face with opener “Elm Grave”. Sure, for good measure, there is a hint of old-time rock n’ roll in there but, on the whole, Screamer is just a frenzied punk rock ride that isn’t for the faint hearted or those who like something lyrically that is a little less abrasive.

Then again, with seven tracks clocking in at just over twelve minutes, what did you expect? If you’re a Dream Theater fan don’t expect to find anything you could stroke your beard to amongst these twelve minutes. Same goes for Mastodon fans – don’t expect too much progressive, genre-defyning heaviness nestling in the 41 seconds of “Snider”. On the other hand, you get the impression the Whitemare guys must have had a blast smashing out the brilliant “Metallicaz Playing At My House” in the studio so expect their live show to be one punk rock party you won’t forget in a long time.

Track Listing:

01. Elm Grave
02. Elm Grave Too
03. Snider
04. Scene-agers
05. Dead Beat Street
06. Metallicaz Playing At My House
07. Run Away From The Cops

Run Time: 12:48
Release Date: November 19, 2013

Check out the song “Elm Grave”

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.