Summa – Communications
Share personnel with Macarga, so does it slay in a similar way?
Slight Right. Positively
explodes out of the speakers. Relentless hardcore vocals accompany
a myriad of extreme metal styles. Incredibly complex structure
with ever shifting time signatures. Mix metalcore, hardcore
and modern prog and you're in the right area. Vicious opener.
Divergent Address. Quiet
opening before an immense Meshuggah/Gojira style riff erupts.
From here on in it's a mindblowingly technical melee of skullcrushing
Hasselhoff vs Bunnell. Opening
riff steamrollers with its heaviness whilst retaining their
trademark complexity. A spine-tingling scream is the start
of a particularly brutal section. This is followed by a death
grunt before a crushing slower section leads into a riff that
doffs its hat to Nile. Awesome.
Elan Vital. Sedate bass
led hypnotic start in the style of The Cure meets Slab. Builds
ominously with snarled vocals. Snare is hit at machine gun
pace but the track is still held back like a thoroughbred
approaching the final furlong. Then it unleashes and the savagery
Taught. No frills with
this one. All out assault from start to finish whilst retaining
A Virtue Theory. Challenging
and ferocious in equal measure. Curious keyboard outro.
Production is as good as the musicianship thankfully.
Hardcore meets modern prog meets free form jazz time signatures
is about as close as I can get to describing this. Sometimes dischordant,
always challenging and most definitely interesting and ferocious,
ultimately this is devastatingly heavy and rewarding. Vocals are
feral and never let up. This is how experimental music should
sound. Likewise hardcore bands need this level of aggression.
Not for the faint-hearted but give it a try!