Having stated that their upcoming LP titled Take Control would be “heavy and very different” to their debut, it’s no surprise how colossal Slaves sound on Spit It Out. Opening up with a broody and sinister guitar, the Kent duo don’t hesitate to turns thing up to 11 and deliver an instrumental clusterfuck that will no doubt orchestrate visceral scenes at their future gigs. While sound wise the track is very much what could have been expected from their earlier release Sugar Coated Bitter Truth, the lyrics on display are just as attention grabbing with their unapologetic, visceral nature. So far it feels like Slaves are playing things fairly safe but just like the band proved when they reached notoriety last year, they’re more than meets the eye. With Mike D of Beastie Boys fame professing that the world needs an album like Slave’s sophomore venture, it’s worth strapping yourself in on this messy, dirty hype train.
-Liam Menzies (@blinkclyro)