June 7, 2018


Share This Review


Connect with Singular


Listen to Singular

The Pitch: Singlar is a dank, solo experimental hardcore/mathcore project based out of Malaysia. FFO: Converge 

What I Like: I think Malaysia is a first for me, so add another tack to the corkboard map. Mierul has done an excellent job with these 15 minutes of music; demonstrating both strong performances and a wide palette of songwriting ability. He seems equally comfortable with your typical Converge-y mathcore tracks like "Land of the Dead" and "Obey the System" as with more experimental/blackened/post-metal material like "Redcross" and "The Complete Loss Of Spineless Brain." Those looking for a straight-forward headbanging romp may find themselves confused and frightened, but with the right expectations you'll be rewarded.

Critiques: Not every experiment pans out for me. "アニダ" in particular feels a bit meandering and disrupts the otherwise balanced energy flow. I get the sense that Miierul is still wisely playing around with conventions to figure out what does and doe not work.

The Verdict: Singular's S/T EP showcases another artist willing to push boundaries and try new things in an old genre. While the final product isn't perfect, at this point I think I prefer a slightly flawed slice of innovation to the same old thing in a shiny new package.

Flight's Fav's: Land Of The Dead, Obey The System, Scophobia

- Review by FlightOfIcarus

If you enjoyed this article, be sure to share it with others to help us grow. You can also like and follow us on the social media of your choice with Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and support us on Patreon.

Subscribe to our Weekly Newsletter for Updates on New Content