Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Parisian band Wreck Plus is a well-established entity in their homeland of France. They have been actively enlarging their fan base for a while now, accomplished by a string of fantastic releases. The latest one, the ‘Dark Construktor‘ EP, was issued in December 2016 and has now made its way here to RRHQ.
Wreck Plus is vocalist Yoann Avanthey, guitarist Lierbag Javan, bassist Gabriel Redon, and drummer Axel Thomas who all definitely have something cool going on here. Wreck Plus mixes myriad musical styles, ranging from stoner/hard rock, blues, fuzz, and even a bit of classic rock flavoring into their songs.
Heavily guitar-driven compositions like “Leaders Of Great Magnitude” and “Esoterhythm” pulsate with an energetic flow. The latter has a flurry of tight playing amid a sweat-breaking delivery of instrumentation antics.
My favorite tracks are the psychedelic intro piece “Arturia: Stellar Blacksmith” and the song it introduces, “Starcrossed Lovers” (video is found below). Once the trippy intro is unfurled, the resulting song is a flurry of blistering guitar riffs and dizzying rhythms.
Wreck Plus offers a tasty bite of bluesy hard rock with ‘Dark Construktor‘, indeed. It is streaming via the Bandcamp embed below and once you’re done listening there, it is available as a NYP (Name Your Price) item from their page.