Into the Moat were a band before their time, doing tech metal before the tech metal thing really took off like it has now. I discovered them on MySpace “back in the day” while searching for bands similar to The Dillinger Escape Plan during the rise of mathcore in the mid-to-late 00’s. Also, back in the day totally now means “about half a decade or so, I guess.” But back on point, while not sonically all that similar to The Dillinger Escape Plan, they did have some of that chaotic and technical metalcore sound that I was searching for, and not too long after that discovery, they sort of faded out of existence up until last year when the band played a reunion show.

Now the group are putting their toes back into the waters, it seems. Into the Moat have given their initial offering Means By Which The End Is Justified a facelift by releasing a newly remastered version of the EP on Bandcamp for free. Check it out below:

The original EP was released by Lovelost Records (the label that first broke The Black Dahlia Murder, Through The Eyes of the Dead, and others) in 2003, and has been out of print for some time now. After this EP’s initial release, they were snatched up by Metal Blade Records for two full lengths. Seek them out and hope these guys continue their re-emergence with some new tunes.

– JR


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