THE HANDSHAKE MURDERS
Violent tech metallers from Arkansas The Handshake Murders' pulverizing 11-track endeavor USURPER requires special equipment to properly enjoy. Like a flak jacket, a helmet, and a bunker to hide behind as Molotov cocktails "Painted Contortionist" and "How to Kill" are flung and explode through your speakers. If you dig Meshuggah, Converge, Will Haven, and Intronaut's boundary-breaking style, chances are USURPER will sound great played at maximum volumes on your home stereo. The Handshake Murders attempt to aurally cripple is proven successful thanks to the band's bleak blend of raw power and razor sharp precision.