Just when you thought Small Stone Recordings couldn’t find anything heavier, anything thicker to put out. Enter Wo Fat to the label roster. This is not their first record, but it is their first on Small Stone, and easily the best record of 2012 so far.
“Hurt At Gone” is my favourite song of the album. The drumming is reminiscent of the quintessential John Bonham beats all in one song. There are some wild slide guitar parts hovering over a heavy marching snare drum. The time changes are so obscure, I wonder how exactly does this band write? Do they all follow the drum patterns, or do the riffs come first? This would be some impressive music to see live, very rhythmic and strange. Nothing is predictable, and I suspect that’s the way they want it. This doesn’t sound like singer/songwriter music, like one dude is writing all the parts. It sounds like the sum of its parts, like they’re all putting their fair share in, in order to come up with something more interesting. This track also features one of the most bad ass guitar solos that I’ve ever heard, toward the end,