Poeticat are a well-respected band at WFM, due to their controversial style and their refusal to adapt their music to a more familiar style. With their previous songs gaining pace and credit, they have continued their good work with their recent releases, this being one of them.
‘3rd Arm’ is much heavier than their previous work, as the bass its terrifying due to the volume and the guitar riff sounds like something ripped off a classic heavy rock song. However with this, they continue with their style and do not change it up as vocalist Zigi Jadovski delivers the well-crafted words by Catherine Martindale with conviction and meaning. The contrast of the heavy sounds and the soft voice of Zigi is special, as they seem to complement each other without even knowing.
Due to the emphasise on the lyrics and the vocals of their songs, sometimes the music gets left behind and not thought about, which will not do. Although it may be a tad too heavy and aggressive for some ears, it captures the feeling and anger that is possessed within this song.
It’s another good instalment from Poeticat, one which should see them gain more appreciation from music lovers, who look for something more than a good hook line in a song. Here’s to the next one.
Words by Alex Wise @al4563