UK metal group Malicious Inc., come out all guns blazing on their debut EP, Red Flag, spitting out a relentless onslaught of crushing riffs, brutal breakdowns and screaming solos, topped off with dark and topical lyrical content attacking depravity, social degradation, mental health issues and every moral injustice committed daily, in what can only be described as a sickeningly relatable manner.
Most of the music for Red Flag was pre-written by Morgan Weeds with a few riffs added by the rhythm guitarist ,at the time, Christian Elvins. Lyrics were then added by Kyle Mortiss. The tracks were recorded with Jeff Rose (Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, Glamour Of The Kill, Wreckage Of Society, etc.) at Unit 28 Studios, Newport and mastered by Martin Nichols (Bob Marley Tapes etc.) at White House Studios, Weston-Super-Mare.
Lead Guitarist, Morgan Weeds explains the EP like this; “The objective was always about creating something real. This record is gonna do something to you in some way, whether you’re old enough, and sadly experienced enough to relate to it, or you’re young enough to have it as a very explicit life lesson. This record covers honesty, loyalty, self-worth, rape, abuse and suicide. It’s a 20-minute crash course in how the world doesn’t owe you shit. We owe it to ourselves to be the best version of ourselves that we can be and if we all were, then I could happily and truthfully say that this record wouldn’t exist. And I could live with that… I think a lot of people could when you really listen to the lyrics.”