GRAVEYARD SHIFTERS – Brainwashed by Moonshine
Finnish quintet Graveyard Shifters are ready with their debut EP, Brainwashed by Moonshine. It is a five track musical journey into a world where punk, hardcore and fast-paced hard rock inspired riffs all live side by side. Sadly, this interesting sound doesn’t always play well with the vocals, which lean more towards a metalcore-ish sound. It means there’s often quite contradicting sounds at play, and while it certainly has its moments of glory (like on the EP’s highlights "A Good Day To Die Hard & Loud" and "Molotov Cocktail"), overall it sounds quite messy and unpolished. The idea of mixing all these different kinds of sounds together is certainly an intriguing one and it does work well on some of the songs on the EP, but it still needs a lot of work before it can live up to its full potential.