FOR THE MUSAS AND THE GENTLEMEN: SONGS FROM A VELLONERA
Hailing from what they herald as the barrios of NYC where tourists never go, the five-piece clan known as Soho Violet stir up quite a ruckus on their five-track EP. Gelling Latin rhythms with Iron Maiden guitar licks and a NYHC mentality, these guys present a fortified effort laden with metallic energy and screamo aspirations. “Star Crash Hollywood” sounds like the melding of Funeral for a Friend and In Flames, while the ferocious “A Preview Scars From a New York Romance” is as unforgiving as midtown traffic during rush hour. Blending what’s in with what matters in the heavy music realm, Soho Violet display the musical prowess and sonic armament capable of making something really big happen.