The four track EP begins with the title track, a gritty, lo fi introduction to the band’s sound which encompasses elements of noise rock, grunge and a smattering of punk, and then eases out into a more laid back and steady tempo with ‘Open Wide’ posing dreamier guitar riffs and breezy vocals.
The penultimate track, ‘Over The Void’ is a fra
ntic burst of energy that peters out in feedback before finale ‘Hey No Way’ kicks in with a decisive drum beat. The track rolls on with clanging reverb heavy guitars, meandering in and out of a distorted haze. Just as the listener settles in to the plodding rhythm it descends into a frenzy bringing the EP to a close in a swirl of distorted mayhem, increasing in tension until the kick drum sounds and knocks it out.
The Altered Hours are currently on a European tour, catch them live.
Listen to ‘On My Tongue’ below.