Bore II

May 5, 2020


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The Pitch: Intense metallic hardcore/mathcore EP from New York's Bore. FFO: Botch, Every Time I Die, American Standards

What I Like: I'll take a rock solid 4 song mathcore EP any day over a middling full length in basically any other genre. If you, like myself, are also in love with the abrasive intensity of Botch and Southern-fried sassiness of Every Time I Die, prepare to get your peanut butter with your chocolate on Bore II. It really is the best of both worlds. Bore wrings every single drop of youthful angst and vigor out of each note that they play. With its chaotic riffing patterns and harsh, sardonic vocal delivery, "Yield" sounds like it would have been right at home on The Big Dirty or New Junk Aesthetic. And that transition from the pounding drum into of "Larynx" makes me feel like I'm in my teens again. Commence the stage diving.

Critiques: Give. Me. More. Sign with Dark Trail, tour with The Callous Daoboys

The Verdict: Despite having only 11 minutes of material to go on, I'd already be prepared to hand the keys to Bore if ETID were to hang it up tomorrow. These 4 tracks are an absolute blast that should be required listening for any mathcore or hardcore fan with half a brain in their skulls.

Flight's Fav's: Yield, Larynx

- Review by FlightOfIcarus

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