The Pitch: Mathcore Index yet again turns me onto a group that needed to be passed along. Pittsburg's 156/Silence bring crushing hardcore and thoughtful post-hardcore alike with their 2016 LP and a new single complete with Music Video. FFO: Touche Amore, The Chariot
What I Like: I freakin' love The Chariot, so anything that brings the power, ferocity, and technicality of this now defunct band is okay in my book. "Turmoil" is a ferocious track, and even the cleverly shot and (seemingly) uncut style feels like a throwback to the video for "David De La Hoz" while throwing in a few twists of their own. As for the album, it's gorgeous. With the new single being my introduction to the group, I was not expecting such a different style on the LP; which just came out in July last year. The screams are just as powerful, but this time find themselves backed by atmospheric melodies instead of fiery mathcore noise.
What I Don't Like: There's not much not to like at this point. I will be very interested to see what direction the band goes with their next album.
The Verdict: An exciting group that seems proficient in a number of styles. Certainly an important addition wo my up-and-comers list. Pick up both And Everything Was Beautiful and "Turmoil" at the price of your choosing on Bandcamp.
Flight's Fav's: Turmoil, Entropy, Love is Timeless But Hate Dies with The Hateful