Mathcore Index Presents: Snakehound - “Timberline”
Friday, May 18, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
There has a been a huge wave of technical and filthy hardcore bands emerging from the UK in the past few years: Frontierer, Sectioned, Helpless, Leeched, Dark Habits, Bed of Wasps, and Gendo Ikari to name a few, and Sense Offender are certainly no exception either. Given the band features a member of another similar, more established act, Geist, Sense Offender already have a correspondingly established hardcore pedigree and know exactly which buttons to push. However, where Geist and Sense Offender diverge is the more acute sense of hopelessness and despair of the latter. Sense Offender have trimmed the fat in favor of more dissonant passages that are alternatingly more driving and heavy, pulsating and mesmerizing, in a way that recalls the misanthropic stylings of Cult Leader or their former manifestation, Gaza. The EP's first track is a sample laced feedback loop that is the setup for the EP's true opener, "Prophet-Less," which launches an assault of odd-timed chording before a turn-on-a-dime change into it's big d-beat riff, quickly back into dissonance (where this release most happily dwells), and finally wrapping up with a hypnotic, slower riff, illustrating the band does know how to occasionally let off the gas and exercise dynamics."Starving Pigs," the EP's single, boasts an off-kilter, pulling middle section which draws with the force of a black hole. "Anointed with Seizures" begins with punishing riffs that are a trademark of this release, before giving way to a clean interlude, though band does not tarry here long, as the song quickly launches back into it usually attack before the eventual throbbing fadeout of "Weigh My Pieces." If this EP is any indication of the musical direction this band is headed, Sense Offender are a band to watch.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
This is the 20th episode of Mathcast, in which we discuss Black Matter Device, They Live | We Sleep, Slug In the Sun, Mave Gracy, Goner, Chamber, Flattbush, Intercourse, c0mputer, Contwig, Arms, Seizures, and how we are very much looking forward to seeing you all in July at our first music "festival," Metal Injection Presents: Mathcore Index Fest 2018.
Also available on iTunes.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
At long last, stream the new Arms / Seizures split now via Metal Injection, featuring a guest appearance from Chad Kapper of Frontierer.
"The Orlando Math maniacs of Arms are back this month. The Floridians made a splash with their 2016 effort, BLACKOUT, and look to bridge the gap between major releases with a new split with Seizures. Their two new tracks, "Junk Witch" and "Pentigroid Alcheum," showcase a remarkable progression in the band's sound since we last heard from them. The quartet has greatly expounded their sonic range. Take a look at "Junk Witch" which opens on a progressive, partially jazzy section before unfurling into Arms' typical frenzy. "Junk Witch" capitalizes on the contained cacophony the band has made since their inception as well. Yet, in songs like "Pentigroid Alcheum," the quartet calls to some of their inspirational roots. The track features a guest spot from Frontierer vocalist, Chad Kapper. With his help and Arms' penchant for the unhinged, this song is certainly the more ferocious of the two. It taps into early Botch and Dillinger Escape Plan much more than anything prior it seems. Still, this track when juxtaposed with "Junk Witch" or much of BLACKOUT proves Arms' metallic artillery continues to grow. It bodes well for the young quartet's future.
With The Dillinger Escape Plan stepping aside, an entity like Arms certainly seems fit to fill that void." -MetalInjection.net
Preorder the 7" now via Dark Trail Records below.
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Metal Injection Presents: Mathcore Index Fest 2018, July 14th matinee and all day July 15th at Saint Vitus Bar in New York City, featuring:
Inside The Beehive
The Callous Daoboys
Detach the Islands
+ more TBA
...and the evening of July 15th at Trans-Pecos, featuring Artificial Brain, Pyrrhon, and Voidspawn (tickets sold seperately)
Sponsored by Metal Injection, Sheepsxclothing, Metal Trenches, Svbterranean, and Visceral Media.
July 14th matinee: $25
July 14th evening (Trans-Pecos): $15
July 15th all day: $20
July 14th matinee and July 15th all day pass: $40
July 14th matinee: https://www.facebook.com/events/144627096388687/
July 15th all day: https://www.facebook.com/events/223390131767903/
Tickets available now on Ticketfly:
Saturday July 14th (matinee): https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1691742
Sunday July 15th (all day): https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1691756
2 day pass (Saturday matinee + Sunday all day): https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1691761
Graphic design by Keith Carlson, Sheepsxclothing
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
This is the 18th episode of Mathcast, in which we discuss Snakehound, Sharkteeth Grinder, Pigeon Down, Instrumental, adj., Satyr, Safewords, Infall, Kava Hu, Bind Tortute Kill, ZOIC, The Central, and give Levi the business about his terrible diction.