This is the debut release from London based band Brigade and is a remarkable effort for a band on their first recording. Brigade are a young band, however they sound great in this incredible 4 track EP and will no doubt progress into something even better before long. Not a single track sounds out of place with the bands epic guitar riffs, storming bass lines and crashing drum beats. The vocals also sound great here and really make way for an incredible EP, Mighty Atom have done good in signing this impressive young band.
The band kicks off the CD with a bang with opener ‘Made to Wreck,’ a song with an impressively strong guitar riff. It really kick-starts the EP and prepares you for something truly special. It is a track of epic proportions, gradually building and building into something great. Brigade has a knack for slowly building their tracks up and gripping you with their brilliant brand of music. I feel that in all 4 of these tracks the guitar work is remarkable and shows that the band have incredible ability. Not a single one of these tracks fails to impress me with its power, with the band showing that although they are young – they are not naïve in their ability, and with ability like this they will almost certainly go far.
I’d struggle to pick a favourite off this EP as I really did enjoy all of the tracks on display, however I can tell you that I particularly enjoyed ‘Safe Hands.’ I really like the drum work on this one and the vocals as ever sound incredible, with the sound of the guitars really pushing the sound on, making it sound edgy and different, however still in keeping with the bands incredible pop sensibilities. It’s a really strong track that I’d recommend to anyone to give it a listen as I’m 100% sure that you would not be disappointed.
I’d say that this band still have a way to go before they reach the dizzy heights of super stardom, however with the ‘Made To Wreck’ EP they definitely have a decent basis for increasing their fan base and becoming somewhat of a cult phenomenon. This is definitely the best Mighty Atom band that I have heard in a while now.
Label: Mighty Atom
Release Date: September 12th 2005