I don’t pretend to know everything about everything in regard to Louisville’s music community, but over the years I haven’t heard to many artists around town that sound like The Mess. Combine the deep, commanding voice of Type O Negative’s Peter Steele with some harsh, goth/post punk, and you’ve got something that sounds kinda like The Mess. In other words, this isn’t exactly “good mood” music, quite the opposite actually, although I have a fucking blast spending time with this noise.
While I know almost nothing about The Mess, I do know that a free EP titled King ov Hell is now available as a free download on Bandcamp. My favorite track is “Cocaine Cowboys” which is a bit more up tempo but just as menacing as the other four songs. Get a load of the EP below: