WRETCHED – Black Ambience
- by Peter Loftus
- Posted on 29-09-2011
Label: PsycheDOOMelic Records
Rating: 3 / 6
Maryland’s Wretched plied their trade as a doom act in the 90’s, reuniting in recent years to record this 12 minute EP. Unfortunately, singer John Blank died shortly after the recording and since then the band has ceased activity.
Sadly, this final release is nothing to write home about. The riffs are uninspiring, the vocals are flat and the songs did little or nothing for me. Track 3, "Cold as You" is as good as things get, with a passable riff and some tasty guitar work.
In the final analysis, I reckon this is one for fans of the band only. Those in need of a quick doom fix had better look elsewhere.