The merging of Metal and Hardcore has comprised some of the most unforgettable records the last few years have had to offer. There is little doubt in my mind that this latest offering from Boston’s Diecast will catapult them to the forefront of this remarkable movement. This album is an aggressive monument to the excursion of adrenaline. Impeccable grooves that attack rather than placate, layered on a pantheon of inhuman double bass punishment. There are two vocal styles, the dominant being a tormented throat made all the more extreme by a soul-filled traditional singing voice that may require some getting used to for some. I believe I was hooked by the fourth complete listen. Lyrically this band is pretty much on, and their exquisite crafting of vocal patterns will ensure that you take the choruses of masterpieces like “In the Shadows,” “Desensitized,” and “Solace” to your grave. Huge production is just the icing on the cake. I am going to offer Ray my soul for this disc.
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