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** EP REVIEW ** Oh/Villain - 'Pilot'

June 18, 2017

 

 

'Pilot', the debut EP by genre-bending heavy hitters Oh/Villain is arguably the most pure blend up of post-hardcore that has arisen from an over saturated scene over the past decade.

Taking a fresh approach to the 'traditional' post-hardcore sound, the quintet from Western Sydney take on the dime-a-dozen hardcore world that is constantly birthing band after band, week after week. An approach that has been long overdue.

 

'Preacher'

 

A perfect mix of balls-to-the-wall heavy vocals of Julian Latouche and the melodic vocals Lars Plato, and Julian himself are a what sets Oh/Villain amongst the men, not the boys in this game.

'Heartless', 'Find Me', 'Constant', all have the ingredients to launch Oh/Villain to wherever they chose to take their career.

The music that these guys make is as tight as it comes. It's not over the top, nor does it lack in any department.

The twin guitar attack of Lars, and Petar Bezek is held together brilliantly by Aaron Peacock (Bass) and Joshua Moody (Drums).

This EP is translated to the live stage seamlessly as well. There is no recording gimmicks, no filters. What you see/hear is what you get. The hallmarks of a great band.

I wouldn't be lying if I said this EP has been on constant repeat over the past six weeks. It is that good.

 

Oh/Villain = THE future of Australian Post-Hardcore

 

Rogue Rating - 5 / 5 Horns (if it could score higher, it would)

Standout Track : 'Constant'

 

OH/VILLAIN - PILOT EP
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