The Pitch: Part one in a series of reviews inspired by the latest Mathcore Index compilation. First up is Texas one-man dystopian grind/math project The Sound That Ends Creation. FFO: Psyopus, Spurn, Zao
What I Like: This is some world-ending stuff. The double bass is like a cataclysmic barrage of asteroid collisions. I can scarcely keep up with them; and just like in real life, they never strike in an orderly, predictable fashion. Time signature madness. Morse code for headbangers. The guitars and vocals take an extremely harsh approach a la Ed Gein and Spurn. Anyone who argues that mathcore isn't metal hasn't heard this album, so by all means slap that friend across the face with the digipack next time they spew such ignorance. Chris Dearing, who plays every instrument(!), isn't above flat out serving up brutal death growls to compliment the grinding riffs. And for good measure, he'll offset the humorless heaviness with some silly (but appropriately placed) spoken word and samples from the likes of Wayne's World and South Park.
Critiques: As is going to be the case with most of the bands in this series: dammit people get the word out! This is a near-flawless 18 minutes of music.
The Verdict: This album may very well get even more crushing with every listen. Chris, this is a major accomplishment, and every one of us mathcore fanatics is indebted to talented musicians like yourself for carrying the torch. What are you waiting for? It's only $1.50 minimum to buy the digital. Throw in a few bucks more if you want to hear more in the future.
Flight's Fav's: No Rest For The Workin' Man, This Is Your Brain On Propaganda, Dude, Your Mom Is Too Big To Fail
-Review by FlightOfIcarus
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