BATTLEFIELDS: Thresholds of Imbalance: CD

Sep 23, 2009

Mathmetal. Perhaps this stuff is the offspring of doom metal? This has its moments, however brief, but, on the whole, this album is boring. The songs jam on and on without much that’s really dynamic or interesting happening. Every so often, there will be something, like an atmospheric guitar bleeding through, and a pensive piano interlude, but that’s about it. The dual crustcore, or gindcore, vocals remind me of all the shitty bands I’ve seen playing the L.A. circuit in recent years. A lot of screaming and growling, and yet so blah. The songs speed up, then slow down and begin meandering and meandering some more, and when it’s done, it’s pretty uneventful. If I was stoned listening to this, then I would probably find this irritating.

 –M.Avrg (Translation Lost,