Hacktivist Have ‘Cold Shoulders

So, here’s something that you will probably hate on principle (I don’t blame you):

Hacktivist are what I’d call… rap-djent. Yes, this will probably turn off most listeners, but I can definitely see some potential in this kind of music. Right now they sound like Linkin Park meets Tesseract and Meshuggah, and surprisingly, I kinda dig it.

Well, I used to like old school Linkin Park back in the day, so perhaps that has something to do with it. But they’re walking a fine line here, because this can easily turn into something very sour. I’m both mildly intrigued and slightly turned off, but I’ll be keeping an eye out for them. As it stands, this song is an acceptable experiment in fusion, all the elements are well done as parts, and it comes together pretty decently. The problem is, there is probably not too much overlap in listeners of all these styles, so most people will not be happy with the final combination. But if you do enjoy both styles, well, good for you, and keep an eye out for Hacktivist!

– NT

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