THE STUPENDOUS YAPPI
The Midwest metal troupe Ditchwater have returned with a five song EP that shows the band's rapid growth by leaps and bounds after a few tweakings here and there. While the outfit has maintained the nu metal stance of Staind and Disturbed quite well, Ditchwater have tightened up the songwriting significantly, creating memorable hooks, such as the refrain in "Sacrifice", without skimping on the heavy guitars which drive such songs as "Break You Down" and "Eremosis". In turn, Ditchwater have placed themselves on the top of the unsigned metal heap, ready to be snatched by any self-respecting metal label rep. Poised and more than able, Ditchwater's latest offering should catapult the group into the metal realm's next level.