114 – Deep Down, Every Genre Is Melodeath

I’m sick this week, so excuse the voice and rambling. But hey, rambling makes for a fun podcast! Specifically, we ramble about promos that get sent out way too early, bands that lose their spark over time, and those weren’t even really topics we intended to discuss! But we also talk about new music, like Tesseract, Augury, Augury, Barren Earth, Howling Sycamore, and Glorior Belli. We also speculate about The Safety Fire and Psyopus making comebacks. Finally, Apple Music surpassing Spotify in the US. In cool people time we talk mostly Altered Carbon, light spoilers included. Enjoy!

PREMIERE: Mathcore Project The Sound That Ends Creation Tackles Political Apathy In “This Is Your Brain On Propaganda”

Anyone else remember the good ol’ days of mathcore and grindcore on Myspace circa 2008? Chaotic hardcore, grindcore, and deathcore blended in a menagerie of inaccessible weirdness. The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Psyopus, See You Next Tuesday, and The Number Twelve Looks Like You were among some of the highlights. They just don’t make metal like that much anymore, and what’s troubling is that only one of those five bands will be active come 2017 — No. 12 — and they’ve broken up once before already.

Hey! Listen to Employed To Serve!

Looking back upon it, it’s amazing how many different places hardcore punk has brought us, genre-wise; from metallic hardcore to grindcore to mathcore and crust punk and powerviolence and everything in between, it’s been an interesting evolution to pay attention to. What’s more interesting, though, is how these different sounds…

Hey! Listen to Blurricane!

Grindcore is probably the one metal subgenre that I’ve never gotten fully “into.” It isn’t that I don’t like it—I think Pig Destroyer’s Phantom Limb is pretty rad, and I’ve enjoyed bands that use elements of grindcore in their music (e.g. Trap Them, Cattle Decapitation, The Red Chord, etc.), but…

Hey! Listen to Mona Borland!

When I was starting to get really into mathcore, there were a few bands that I owe a lot to: Dillinger Escape Plan (but really, no shit, right?), Botch, Converge, Psyopus—you know, the essentials of the genre. On top of that, bands like Enter Shikari and Hands Like Houses were…

Cerebric Turmoil – Neural Net Meltdown

Being a discerning fan of over-the-top technical death metal/grindcore is difficult. When the defining characteristic of a sound is its lack of nuance, it’s unsurprising that a lot of the bands using it lack, well, nuance. While this might sound like an oxymoron, it actually highlights an issue. Just because…

Psyopus Announce Reunion Shows

Psyopus, long lost since their 2010 hiatus, are finally showing signs of life! The New York-based mathcore group announced three regional reunion dates on Twitter, and while it’s not much, it’s something! You can catch their return to the stage at the following: 7/18 Endicott, NY @ Downtown Quarterback 7/19…

Destrage Enter The Realm Of Purania

If the zombie ridden world of ‘My Green Neighbour’ didn’t tip you off, then you should probably be made aware that Destrage are completely bonkers. Their music is a non-stop jittering rollercoaster of swaggering riffs with huge choruses and frantic fretboard abuse complimented by equally frantic vocals, culminating in a…