DEMO EP REVIEW
COOLER THAN WEDNESDAY ADDAMS
|The oddly named Cooler Than Wednesday Addams are a four piece band from
the Cotswolds area of the UK who until recently were called Boyeatsgirl.
They release their second demo entitled "An Abstract Sentence"
containing four tracks, which are best described as screamo noisecore.
Consistent with that description, the vocals scream like a squalling cat and are also intermingled with (mainly) tuneless attempts at singing. Huge crunching riffs and thundering rhythms are the mainstay that piledrive the songs like a freight train heading for the buffers. They are predominantly simple songs that choose straightforward rumbling riffs to push things along but with the odd notable exception. "Shape & Form" puts more melody into the mix both in the vocals and the guitars, including some quieter sections and adds slightly to a welcome bit of variety.
The Village Hall production does limit what you can take from this CD as it does degenerate into a mess at times and even for a demo unfortunately with todays standards this is poor. With this demo sounding like the early days of a band from both a writing and performance viewpoint, it does essentially provide a solid platform to build on. If more effort can be put into their occasional creative sections like with parts from "Bodyswell" and "Shape & Form" along with an investment in some serious production and plenty of practice, there is no reason why their next demo wont be a cracker.
Rigsby (20th April, 2003)