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: