July 5, 2012


This is the new Water Torture EP - Shellfire!  This being my first exposure to the band, I was a little hesitant about them since I'd heard them described as 'bass/drum' powerviolence.  I'd heard the term 'bass/drum powerviolence' before, but wasn't too sure how a band having just those two instruments would sound.  Rest assured, it is actually quite awesome.  I had this weird preconceived notion that it would be a bassist playing standard notes without any type of distortion (that would be pretty awful, really) but the bassist uses distortion and different pedals to get a tone that almost sounds like an electric guitar anyway.  I'll be trying to track down past releases from this band after hearing this one.

Black vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

Came with this huge back patch.  I think I'm going to have to buy a jacket just to put this patch to use.


  1. hey my name is matt i play bass in water torture. thanks for this sweet review you can download this release and our first ep at


  2. Awesome man, thanks! I'm loving this EP.