Genre : Noise Rock, Alt-Rock
Location : Canada
Release title : Cope
Release type : 7" EP, cassette, digital release
Release year : 2017
Label : Norwegian Blue Records
Buy : Norwegian Blue Records Bandcamp
2. Mother Russia
3. Tropic Of Capricorn
Total Time : 13:48
Cope blast on to the Noise Rock scene with this self-titled 3-song EP. Featuring "Cryptid", "Mother Russia", and "Tropic Of Capricorn", this short but sweet smack in the face comes as a welcome reminder that overdriven guitar dissonance has not been exhausted just yet. Soundclashes crash down on your head as chugging rhythms mark their territory in an albeit laid-back, unapologetic groove. Barked vocals make the point while walls of feedback erupt unceremoniously at the mad wills of Cope, who are in fact a duo.
Consisting of Tyson Keith Wiebe (Guitar, Vocals), and Mickey Reinier Hayward (Drums, Vocals), Cope erupted from Lethbridge, Alberta. So don't think two Canucks can make enough noise for you? Think again. The harmonics alone are enough to send a cat screaming behind the couch. Like a merciless sadist dropping garbage cans full to the brim down on your head from a second-story window, the relentless Noise Rock assault rains down and yet...Is still pervaded by a down to earth vibe and cool, savvy approach.
Entering with instrumental "Cryptid", Cope pose multiple musical questions while developing a compelling Rock theme. Second is "Mother Russia", a caustic, inflamed raveup beating down into heavy, lethal accents. Bringing things back down a bit is "Tropic Of Capricorn", a well-crafted crooner harkening back to My Bloody Valentine yet far removed in its dry, unfettered minimalism. Monster chords jar the senses as the tension builds into noise therapy sessions for the deranged. Hinting at future epic jams of jangling noise-driven testaments to amplitude, Cope have something worth coping with.
- Vile Ent