EP REVIEW: Wicked Smile – Night Time Riders

EP REVIEW: Wicked Smile - Night Time Riders

 

 

Wicked Smile burst onto the exhausting rock scene a few years in the past and many individuals took discover, Their debut album Wait For The Night was on the lists of each followers and music journalists finest albums of 2021, together with mine. These guys are phenomenal musicians and their singer Danny Cecati has an unimaginable voice. Nice songwriting apart, One of many issues that helps these guys stand out musically is that whereas they’re a tough rock band there’s additionally a robust energy steel affect of their songs and the mixture of these two types is totally incendiary. 

 

Their first album has some lighter moments amid all of the explosive rock songs, however on Night Time Riders Wicked Smile have unleashed 4 songs of exhausting hitting, Unrelenting rock n roll. The EP begins off with the title monitor, A excessive octane tune with galloping drums and exhausting hitting riffs, Danny wails over all of it with vocals that may make Bruce Dickinson proud. Guitarists Steve Janevski and Dave Graham tear the roof off with killer riffs and an important guitar solo.

 

Subsequent up is “Edge Of Insanity” which has a riff that barely jogs my memory of “Symphony Of Destruction” by Megadeth, This tune hits exhausting within the verses earlier than going a bit extra melodic within the refrain. There’s one other beautiful guitar solo on this tune and the drumming by Jason Tyro on this EP as an entire hits like a machine gun.

 

“By no means Give up” shreds and has an important thundering bass line by Glen Cav, Danny places on show right here the dynamic vocal vary he has between his grittier decrease vary and people excessive hitting wails.

 

“Scream and Shout” ends issues off with a robust Slave To The Grind period Skid row influenced monitor, there’s a melodic part that takes you a bit unexpectedly earlier than launching into one other glorious guitar solo. I believe this tune will go over nice at their exhibits and have the viewers shouting alongside to the refrain.

 

This EP from begin to finish goes straight for the throat and doesn’t let go, it’s an adrenaline fueled thrill trip that additional illustrates why Wicked Smile shortly turned the discuss of the die exhausting rock neighborhood when their first album dropped. the musicianship is great and the vocals are unimaginable, these songs will blow your roof off. If this EP is any indication of the standard of the following full size album then we’re all in for one thing actually nice.

 

8/10

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