This debut EP was nearly finished almost a year ago. But Denver’s sludge rockers The Worth were focused on playing live shows, and in doing so, realized another guitarist would help boost their sound. With said guitarist found, they headed back into Module Overload Studios this winter to put the final polish on the debut, with stoner-rock producer Jamie Hillyer. Despite a short, four-song track list, the self-titled release is as heavy as a slab of raw steel. “The Tide” sets the tone for the album with a pedal to the floor rhythm backed by heavily fuzzed guitars and soaring vocals. “Statistic” sounds like something between Soundgarden and The Sword, but for all the metal leanings, the group manages to hold a pretty straight-ahead rock sound which, heavy as it is, is still quite accessible. — BFJ
COLORADO MUSIC BUZZ
by Tim Wenger
The Worth has dropped their debut EP, an energetic take on sludge rock that presents elements of everything from metal to punk to alternative.
The 4-track album kicks off with “The Tide,” jumping right into catchy, sometimes dark, guitar riffs and lyrics that are actually well presented and sung, and fit well with the music, something not always associated with sludge rock.
They slow it down a bit with “Statistic,” still melodic, but more of a rhythmic head banger. The last two tracks stay more on line with the opener, hooking the listener with well-written guitar lines.
released 20 April 2013
Recorded and mixed by Jamie Hillyer at Module Overload
Mastered at FTM Studios
Produced by The Worth