The Vancouver-based heavy punk trio hits hard with their debut four song EP Fear and Loathing in Outer Space.
Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Mediaslaves have come together on this four song banger. The band builds off their initial successes in the digital world seeing interest by publications abroad and a feature spot for the debut single Fleeks and Geeks on the Fat Wreck Chords AIDS Bike Charity event.
That very opening track Fleeks and Geeks hits hard right out of the gates. While they do a solid job letting the guitars open up and hit the necessary noise level of any heavy punk inspired grungy track, they keep those parts condensed and focus on the tighter structures. That’s the main takeaway from this EP, there are no attempts to fuck around on this record.
Central to the feel of Fear and Loathing in Outer Space are straight up heavy distorted grooves. While most of the EP gives the sense that Mediaslaves should be touring with a band like Cancer Bats, the third track Anxiety takes the album down the road towards stoner metal bands like Down.
Speaking of roads, Fear and Loathing in Outer Space ultimately is best enjoyed turned up to full volume in your car speakers on a short drive down the highway. It’s a glimpse at what the three piece band from Vancouver can put down in the recording studio. It’s fast, it’s grunge-worthy and it’s just enough to show that Mediaslaves have a sound worthy of playing large club shows and festivals.
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