Written by Alex Stojanovic
WASH THIS GARDEN WITH BLOOD IS:
Brett Barkhouse - Vocals & rhythm guitars
Robert Foster-Dadswell - Lead guitars
Trevor Irvine - Bass
Spasimir Vasilev - Drums
Release Date: June 7, 2021
When my friend and bandmate Robert Foster-Dadswell asked me to write a review for his other band's new song, I happily obliged. The band's name is Wash This Garden With Blood. A bit of an odd name, but interesting nonetheless.
The track kicks off with a captivating riff that plays on its own and is then harmonized. Structurally, it only contains two verses, two pre-choruses and two choruses. In the second half, it remains in heavy territory with aggressive vocals and great riffs, and it doesn't go back to the chorus like songs normally do. My favourite part of the track is the chorus. It's hooky, captivating and memorable. There's only two slight flaws with the track, and those are that the snare drum in particular lacks power and vocalist Brett Barkhouse doesn't really have a great scream. It pains my own vocal chords hearing the strain in his scream. It sounds like he's using his throat, and not his diaphragm like you're supposed to. I do like his melodic voice though. If these flaws are improved by the time the next song comes out, it will surely be a banger.