Best mathcore album I've ever heard!
For those who don't know what mathcore is, good mathcore should sound like metalcore and technical death. Mixed together with the speed of grindcore and the breakdowns of deathcore. Lots of time signature changes and lots of complex riffs. Gab.357
-era Ion Dissonance
does it the best.
Let us start with the guitars. I find myself speechless at the complexity, originality, and speed of the guitars at some points in this album. To some people it'll sound too chaotic, but to me it sounds like an amazing technical guitar team. It has an odd rhythm that you don't get from a lot of mathcore bands who seem to just hit notes at a random pace. I am also amazed at how the drums can keep up and even add to the technicality of this album. Truly
an amazing album of those who like bands very skilled in their instrumentation.
The vocals also add to the controlled chaos of this album. A lot of bands have the vocalist just to do vocals. Gab treats his vocals like another instrument with constantly fluctuating pitch vocals and well timed spoken word parts intertwined in the songs. The vocals have an intensity and insanity that you rarely get in bands and you rarely find working so well in a band mixed with the very well written and complex lyrics.
The one flaw in this album is some of the songs are forgettable. Some songs kind of have the same sound of other songs and it makes it hard to listen to them with any enthusiasm. In all its not a major problem due to the experimental nature of songs like A Regular Dose of Azure
, Binary, pt. 2 and The Girl Next
door is always screaming.
In all, I rate this 19/20. Definitely the best ID album and certainly twenty times better then anything with Kevin on vocals. A must listen to anyone who likes mathcore or experimental metal albums.