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SHVPES - ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair’

Emma Matthews
Emma Matthews 14 October 2016 at 16.29

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We tackle their debut.

SHVPES like to throw out the genre rulebook. In fact, debut album ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair.’ sees the Birmingham four-piece shaking up their metal image and pushing against all creative boundaries.

On ‘Skin & Bones’, vocalist Griffin Dickinson tackles Rage Against The Machine-style rapping in a fire-spitting breakdown, while ‘Two Minutes Of Hate’ proves the biggest head-turner with hints of grime.

Of course – as with many debuts – the sheer volume of influences on display suggests the band still need to solidify their sound. But, with a clear passion for self-discovery, they’re well on their way. 

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