Constructor – MMXIII EP Review

Constructor, a five-piece hardcore outfit from South Wales, have only been a band for about a year, but with two impressive releases under their belt, it seems like the only way is up for them.

Having released their first EP mid-2012 for free on their bandcamp page (which is well worth checking out), they headed back to the recording studio earlier on this year in order to record their new release, MMXIII, in Soundspace Studios in Cardiff with Fudge Wilson (of Exit International) before getting it mastered at Hafod Mastering.

It’s only a short release, with three tracks, but it certainly packs a punch, right from the start to the end.

Opening track, Glory, is definitely the right choice to open the EP with, mixing the right amount of aggression with melody, with vocalist Ben Jones sounding like he’s screaming out his lungs with the amount of passion that comes out of my speakers.

The following track Wretch, which is also the upcoming single from the EP, keeps the momentum going nicely, and is the strongest track of the album. It’s definitely a track that will come across extremely well live.

Ending track, Soul To Soul, starts with a catchy introduction, and is probably the most melodic out of the three songs. It features some very strong riffs that you can’t help but want to bang your head along to, and the fading guitars at the end are an especially nice touch.

Overall, MMXIII is an EP that manages to capture this up-and-coming band’s live energy extremely well onto CD. Very promising stuff.

8/10

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About Natalie Humphries 1952 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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