Another punk supergroup has arrived. Terminal Bliss is the newest brainchild of Chris and Mike Taylor (Pg.99 and Pygmy Lush). Chris sings the vocals while Mike delivers the guitar. The other band members, Adam Juresko (City of Caterpillar) on bass and Ryan Parrish (City of Caterpillar, Darkest Hour, Iron Reagan) on drums, complete the new punk sound on their debut EP Brute Err/ata. The influence of every band member is noticeable, and there are definitely similarities to the other bands present.
In their official press release, the band goes a little deeper into their history together: “This group of songs came together rather quickly. In part because of our decade’s long relationship to punk and one another.” The band further states,” I think for the four of us, this band was just something we’d all been chomping at the bit to do for a while. Each of us brings a clear creative vision to the songs and we chisel away at them.”
With a runtime of only 10 minutes, the EP is rather short, but the EP is just the start; as the band states in their press release, “Brute Err/ata is just a snapshot of what we’re trying to do, and we are already working on newer material.”
The EP starts with the explosive sounds of “Clean Bill of Wealth.” The song might just breaks some speakers if listened too loud. “Anthropodmorbid” continues the loud and chaotic sound, even if the song is only 30 seconds. Both songs combined almost sound like they belong together, forming a normal song. “Dystopian Buffet” and “The Ominous Hum” continue the trend of short but powerful songs.
“Small One Time Fee” introduces the listener to a rather slow section that highlights the song from the previous ones, but don’t think it is more tamed because it’s slower. Immediately after songs like “8 Billion People Missing,” “Tumoresque” and “Discarded Wallet” continue the chaotic and aggressive punk sound we come to love. “March of the Grieving Giant” and “Hidden Handed Artificial Harassment Experimental Run Amok” close this EP with some fascinating sci-fi elements that, even though they weren’t there before, just make sense.
Brute Err/ata is a perfect way to introduce a new project to the world. It’s futuristic sci-fi components mix well with fast, aggressive punk. Fans can be excited for future releases of the band, that is for sure.