Album Review: So Pitted - neo

12 February 2016 | 11:39 am | Brendan Telford

"A delightfully brutal and weird debut."

Seattle have spat out its fair share of noisy punks.

Coming out of seminal label Sub Pop, neo has a lot of connections to the grunge-scuzzed past, but trio So Pitted is more interested (and interesting) in creating a microcosm of instinctual noise, both primal and synthetic. Nothing is what it seems. Example: the industrial-lite dirge mixed with snot-punk outlook of Get Out Of My Room, which morphs again in the final quarter to a metronomic march into No Age territory. Rot In Hell rips; Woe cuts in half. A delightfully brutal and weird debut.