As we predicted back at the end of December, Spectres would be bringing the noise into 2015, using both abrasion and energy to ensure there was little chance of us nodding off while listening to their debut album 'Dying'. The Bristol band weren't new to srubbing people's eardrums with sandpaper, they'd been recording for a few years before finally putting together an LP, and one of the tracks that made their name and ultimately got them noticed was 'Family'. Despite that initial release simply being tagged in SoundCloud as "#NOISE", it's actually one of their more melodic offerings.
Mind you, underneath all those guitars that sound like they're slowly melting on a bonfire, Spectres do hide away a good deal of melody anyway, and it's this that's always been part of their appeal. Noise for noise's sake is just that. It would be a waste. No such problems here though. There are slower and more accesible (although that word is pushing it) tracks on 'Dying', but if you're a latecomer to these collages of clangs, scree, contortion and, in its own way, beauty, then 'Family' provides a cracking entry point.