THEMA ELEVEN / GRIDE: Split: EP

The song, “Gaze” from Thema Eleven is f’n great! Apparently influenced by Ennio Morricone. The song definitely has a grand feel, hinting at something larger than life. Like any good soundtrack should do. The guitar is allowed a lot of space to roam, and the notes ring out with a sense of impending doom. The vocals come in low in the mix, are thick and gravelly, and don’t not detract from the music. Such a great song… I haven’t heard Gride in a long while. Their sound has changed considerably. They used to be straight- up grindcore. What they have on this split is a little more refined and fleshed out. There’s still some grindcore in the sound, but they’re a little more technical now, and, at times, bordering on math rock or post-metal. “Neurorevolution” is the most complex of the three songs on here. There are overdubs of back-up voices floating over the drums and guitars, solos that really get deep into it, and more layers of sound.

 –M.Avrg (Insane Society, insanesociety.net)