Stealth – Scrummage
Label: ProgramScore: 8/10
After going quiet for a couple of months following the release of Frankee’s Turning Point EP, Program return with a bang and helping them do so is rising star Stealth. Batten down the hatches as Scrummage is ready to bust down your speakers.
Having impressed with his Dire Straights EP on Subtitles earlier in the year, Stealth goes all out war on your eardrums this time. Edgy, buzzing riffs and smatterings of bass punch, Scrummage is the sound of robots at war. If the theme of Transformers was set to D&B tempo, trust me, it would sound like this. Top-notch production levels and it sits so nice in the mix for track so rugged. Scrummage echoes vintage Noisia in its elements, which is no bad thing at all if you ask anyone.
Things get a little chilly with Nanite. Sharp and steppy are the drums; though precise as the snares are on here it’s all about the throat curdling bass stabs. Miminmal in its production, Nanite maximises its execution rounding off another impressive display of Stealth’s production talent which I believe you will be hearing more of as the year progresses.
Scrummage certainly feels like Program’s hardest offering so far this year. Absolute carnage and destruction await any place this is played in. Back with the Program and there’s a lot more in store.