Soaker: Soaker EP

Soaker, a New York City project, puts out their aggressive self-titled debut. Released by Wharf Cat Records, the music is described as “both a distillation of their ferocious live set and an expansion of scope.” Overall, that is a pretty accurate description for Soaker and their short and fast EP.

A quick listen through and it feels like heavy/horror punk mixed with noise and some metal influences. “Sendhi,” the first track, sounds like a Cancerslug song sung by the Cookie Monster. The gargling and intimidating vocal style can be a bit off-putting at first, but it suits the music. “Honeypot” has a Murder Junkies vibe with reverberated and delayed vocals, some noisy essence, and feedback play. “Vamp” maintains the heavy/horror punk feel while adding some elements stoner metal. The finisher, “Montauk Blues,” is more punk than the others, with basic riffs, fuzzy guitars, and a decent amount of noise play while still grasping onto a stoner metal feel.

During the entirety of the 9 minutes and 17 seconds of the EP, the EP packs short blasts of intense music being pounded into the listener’s ears. It is an aggressive form of art pushed through a punk canvas and framed in noise.

Rating: 6.5/10


  • Simon says:

    I’m not sure where the author learned to write, or who is editing this article, but it is shameful that this kind of poor quality work is permitted to be published. If I can’t trust the author to know how to follow the conventions of modern American English in their writing why should I care about his opinion on music?

  • Phannon says:

    I like your writing, and this band!

  • mike says:

    This is the band. Thanks for checking us out and writing about us your better at writing than we can. My sister thought Cancerslug was an insult haha.

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