Homewreckr: ‘The Wreckning’

Released on June 30, 2015 (Homewreckr)

I recently discovered the band Homewreckr, which hails from Clarkston, Washington. Their debut EP The Wreckning was officially released on June 30, 2015. Upon listening, I was quite surprised that I hadn’t heard of these guys before, mostly because, quite frankly, they are much better than a lot of the other bands making waves these days.

I really like the first two tracks, “Like You” and “Too Hot.” I instantly want to draw a comparison to the band Rough Cutt. The vocalist Kevin Black has a raspy powerful voice, not unlike Paul Shortino from Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot and King Kobra fame. The music comes across as a mix of modern hard rock and metal. It’s also easy to hear influences such as Godsmack and Disturbed without sounding like a clone of them. The music and lyrics are well written and performed at a level that does not feel like a first album. This is an impressive debut with tracks that I can easily imagine hearing on any major rock radio station alongside today’s hottest artists. The production on this album is top notch and it really helps propel these songs to a different level.

The only negative, if there is one, is that I feel like some tracks have a more ’80s metal feel and others a more modern rock sound. It’s not that either one of these are bad, but I think it makes the direction of the release feel a little disjointed. Ideally, if they can merge the old school sound with the new school sound, these guys can easily be major players in the hard rock/metal scene. I am really looking forward to hearing more music from these guys as they are definitely a force to be “wreckn’ed” with. Do yourself a favor and check them out! You can listen to the tracks on Homewreckr‘s Bandcamp page

Track List:
1. Like You
2. Too Hot
3. Holding Hands
4. Man Was Born
5. Honesty
6. Like You (Radio Edit)
7. Holding Hands (Radio Edit)
8. Man Was Born (Extended Mix)

Band Members:
Kevin Black – vocals
Alexander Black – guitar
Brett Gile – drums
David Delva – bass

Band Websites:
Official Website

Reviewed by Angrybob for Sleaze Roxx, August 2015