Question; How does a species prepare for the current events that has seen the world in which we all know be turned on its metaphysical head? More importantly, how will our species survive? Over the course of history, it has been well documented that when humans are locked up or controlled against their will it will see some lash out but will also see those same people adapt. After all it is about doing what it takes to survive right?!
Such is the case for Crisis Act a band that was born during the strangest and most confronting time (so far) this Century! Joe Haley/ David Haley (Psycroptic) Matt Young (King Parrot) and Brett Bamberger (Revocation) make up this brain blistering quWARtet (this will make sense when you spin the disc, trust me) from lockdown central, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
The first taste of the Crisis Act debut EP entitled “Turn It Off” was given to us not too long ago in the form of a ripping film clip for the first single “F#*k Knows If I Die” this being the first of many snow ploughesk/ bulldozeresk tracks that consume the ear holes for what seems like a blip in time in the grand scheme of things!
If you’re a metal fan that knows their stuff then the talent that makes up this band speaks for itself, but what really stands out on this 11 track EP (yes you read that right) is the super old school approach to the song writing and recording, you see it just calves and keeps calving from track to track! Production of this EP was in the very capable hands of guitarist Joe Haley and as expected it’s a balls to the wall recording from beginning to end.
If I had a gun to my head and was made to pick tracks from this Tassie Devil of an EP then “Weak As F#*king Piss”, “Ravaged” and the latest offering “The Dog In Me Unleashed” would be the saviors of my otherwise bloody messy death, but in all honesty there is not one iota of weakness on this debut offering!
There is only two things I will say about the length of the EP, it’s bloody perfect and it left me wanting more! I really hope that this isn’t the only recording we see from this quartet and my hope is that one day soon we will all get to perform the wall of death to Crisis Act live!
Now that’s social distancing done right, see you in the pit soon Metal Heads but until then crank “Turn It Off” as loud as you possibly can!