Returning with another onslaught of destructive and harrowing slab of surf doom, The Wytches plunge their hands into their figurative bag of tricks and pull out new single ‘Burn Out The Bruise’ before the ominous release of ‘Annabel Dream Reader’.
Starting with a sullen groan from a guitar bathed in echo and reverb, Burn Out The Bruise explodes into the typical mystic haze of snarling guitar riffs and wall of dense distortion that’s a trademark of The Wytches sound. Showing that this single is no let up from the previous unrelenting release of ‘Wire Frame Mattress’, the song writhes about in melodic anguish before breaking into a verse of sinister tyranny provided by Kristian Bell’s haunting croon.
Considering we’ve now heard nine out of the thirteen tracks from the forthcoming debut, Burn Out The Bruise is a 3 minute and 13 second shot of adrenaline straight into our arm, proving that the consistency in The Wytches songwriting is all there.
Embracing the darkness, The Wytches aren’t the figures that cast the shadows but are the much more mysterious and threatening things that lurk within them. Hearing these individual tracks all lined up and back to back on a single record will be a treat for anyone’s ears and August the 25th will be the moment that The Wytches finally get to showcase their musical schemes in full. Burn Out The Bruise, however, acts as another perfect stopgap until that moment, reveling in its own horror and teasing us enchantingly with its ominous melodies.