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Feb. 21, 2017


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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