The Pitch: Cold, calculated hardcore/mathcore from Coarse via Zegema Beach Records. FFO: The Chariot, Norma Jean Vein
What I Like: These short and sweet hardcore EP's have really been knocking down my door lately, and who am I to turn them away? This debut release from Coarse lives up to its name with some seriously abrasive compositions. I'm particuarly hearing the purported Norma Jean influence with these chaotic, slidy riffs and distorted gang vocals. But they're not a clone either. The way that the vocals sometimes dip into into a death register is far more brutal than anything you might hear on O'God The Aftermath. These moments, along with some electronic flourishes, draw parallels to newer acts like Vein, Code Orange, and Wolf King. It's just a great mixture of everything I love about hardcore, past and present.
Critiques: I just gotta hear more, and I'd like to see them further differentiate their sound from similar bands when that happens.
The Verdict: Rock solid hardcore/mathcore EP that should thrill fans from across the spectrum. Coarse are about as comforting as sandpaper, and that's just the way I like it. Definitely pick this up and hit their Follow button.
Flight's Fav's: Shed, Only Death, No Heart
- Review by FlightOfIcarus
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