Intense, twitchy, and epic hardcore with a touch more metal than most. The flipside, “Flood” has an intro that slows things down to a slight crawl. I prefer this over the hyperactive energy of “Hollowed” and what “Flood” turns into. Maybe it’s the “yell as loud as possible until all character is obliterated”-type vocals that put me off. When you have a vocalist who just yells as loud as possible, it becomes a bit cold and robotic in delivery no matter how angry the dude might be. The is pretty solid for the genre but there’s not much here that warrants repeated listens. Besides, if I want epic hardcore, my Tragedy and From Ashes Rise records are close at hand.
–M.Avrg (Berzerker, xberzerkerrecordsx.bigcartel.com)