When Throwing Bricks first started out, they were essentially a hardcore punk band, but nine years later they released their first full length album and it was something entirely more confronting.
Throwing Bricks are an amazing example of that sludge/post/hardcore mix I find myself increasingly enamoured with. It’s blisteringly heavy, yet oddly melodic at times, and can pivot from a suffocatingly slow crawl to a hyper-energetic frenzy. And they do this without it feeling jarring or out of place.
The album (2020’s ‘What Will Be Lost’) is a brisk 40 minutes, eight tracks, but is just relentless. Forty minutes of crushing and furious heaviness. But the pace changes, and gentler moments, powerful melodies, and various musical surprises I find throughout the album make it a genuinely exciting 49 minutes.
It took Throwing Bricks a few years to get a full length album out, but it was worth the wait. This band is one I will watch closely, because I’m already keen for whatever they do next.