Bat are a band from Virginia that plays a very old school form of punk/thrash metal and this is a review of their 2013 ep "Primitive Age" which was released by Tankcrimes.
"Bat" which is also the first song on the ep opens up with drums and distorted bass guitars and a few seconds alter heavy and melodic guitar riffs kick in along with some first wave style black metal vocals and a few seconds alter guitar leads start coming in and out of the song.
"Total Wreckage" begins with crust style guitar and bass riffs along with drums and a few seconds alter vocals start to kick in and towards the end it goes into a mid paced direction along with a brief use of guitar leads.
"Code Rude" opens up with heavy guitar riffs and drums before going into a faster direction along with some vocals and then the song starts to alternate between mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear bass guitars in the background and towards the song t here is a small amount of guitar leads being utilized.
"Rule Of The Beast" kicks in with old school style metal/punk style guitar and bass riffs that utilize some melody as well as some drums and a few seconds later vocals kick in and closer to the end there is a brief guitar lead being added in for a few seconds.
"Primitive Age" which is also the last song on the ep as well as title track begins with heavy guitar and bass riffs along with drums before going into a thrash direction and a few seconds later vocals start to kick in and after awhile you can hear bass guitars in certain sections before the music starts getting fast.
Song lyrics cover Satanism and Darkness themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark, old school and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this ep.
In my opinion Bat are a very great sounding old school punk/thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Total Wreckage" and "Primitive Age". RECOMMENDED BUY.