by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Ladies and gentlemen, we present you with Wet Trident. I don't know what to make of the Portland band's name... but I choose to imagine a soggy piece of gum because that's where my mind goes. It doesn't really matter though, what is of importance is that the band are set to release their new album Double Exposure on October 13th via Like Young Records. While the band features Lubec's own Eddie Charlton (bass/vocals) and Matt Dressen (guitar/vocals), Wet Trident takes a decidedly more post-hardcore approach to their sound, orbiting in a world closer to late 90's bands like Recover, At The Drive-In, and a dash of Polvo for good measure. The trio's sound is dense and flailing, free of restraint and full of emotive energy.
Lead single "Complex Slide" revolves around David Zeidman (drums) and Charlton's skintight rhythm that's, well... complex. The delightfully tangled is paired with Dressen's nervy yelps and sinewy guitar, swarming into every open passage of the polyrhythmic assault. It's thick as bricks and without respite, but Dressen's melodic shouts and impassioned command offer a brightness that rises just above the chaos, all the while situated firmly within its grasp. Like the compacted vibrancy of early ATDI, Wet Trident are radiant, hammering out a whirlwind of shifting rhythms and interlocking guitars that could combust at any moment.
Wet Trident's Double Exposure is out October 13th via Like Young Records.