Chinchilla Death Cult – Initiation Rites EP

The Slackers, but a little hungier? Angrier? And... from Leeds.

Initiation Rites, immediately, the moment it opens with “No Conspiracy“, is very, very Slackers. I think this is mostly due to Tim’s vocals having a Vic-Ruggerio-like quality, although there’s definitely a little bit more punch to the underbelly in the rest of the band’s attack.

The Ballad of Jenny Horne” makes me think of a world where Murder By Death carried on with their misery-laced thematic-story telling but also listened to far too much World Inferno Friendship Society. The EP ebbs and flows, with some very catchy musicality. All whilst still telling a story? Fantastic.

The EP closes with “Rise and Fall“, which lets those vocals shine in a lower intensity head-nodder.

Ultimately, I’m excited by Chinchilla Death Cult and I’d be extremely on board with getting my skank on in their crowd. Or on a train… 


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