Wednesday, May 16, 2018

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Sense Offender - "I"



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, GeistSense 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. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Arms / Seizures split 7"


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




Metal Injection Presents: Mathcore Index Fest 2018, July 14th matinee and all day July 15th at Saint Vitus Bar in New York City, featuring:

Car Bomb
An Albatross
FERO LUX
Yashira
Dead Empires
SeeYouSpaceCowboy
Arms
Inside The Beehive
MouthBreather
The Callous Daoboys
Juan Bond
Detach the Islands
Mary Todd
Horse Torso
+ 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

Pricing:
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

Event pages:

Tickets available now on Ticketfly:
2 day pass (Saturday matinee + Sunday all day): https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/mobile/index/1691761

Graphic design by Keith Carlson, Sheepsxclothing 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Mathcast Episode 19: 3/31/18



This is the 19th episode of our podcast, in which we discuss Aberrant Phase, Euclid C-Finder, Zvleta, Sectioned, Satyr, Fero Lux, Setsuko, Lou Kelly, and revisit Good Game and Voiddweller, which is the only hip-hop project we are ever going to cover (see Psyopus, Frontierer samples).