The Pitch: Bleak, berating Botch worship from Illinois hardcore/mathcore group remorse.. FFO: Botch, early Norma Jean
What I Like: In life, there are those who know Botch, and those who were dropped when they were young. Sadly those mathcore progenitors have long since dispersed onto other projects, but not before spawning a seemingly endless wave of young hardcore kids looking to take up the mantle. remorse. is only the latest I've come across thanks to the cool dudes over at Mathcast, but they may have hit closest to the mark. If someone were to play this without introduction, I daresay I could scarcely tell the difference. The influence seems to be in their very genes. All of that to say of the album: it's harsh, it's dissonant, and it leaves you with a cold feeling inside.
Critiques: I could do without so many mumbly talking parts. It's fine in small doses, but it comes up a few too many times on this album. I also consider the Botch parallels both a strength and a weakness. At some point remorse. need to define their own little corner of the genre.
The Verdict: If you dig skinned knees on coarse pavement and the iron taste of fresh blood in your mouth, you should probably pick up Giving Up in Life's Torment. I'll be expecting a little more from them in the future, but at the price of your choosing, you can't go wrong with this one.
Flight's Fav's: The End, Paranoia, Black
- Review by FlightOfIcarus
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