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I, APPARATUS
EBOLA AND THE BOTANIST
HOTFOOT

North Dakota quartet I, Apparatus liberally borrow from the likes of Norma Jean, Zao and The Chariot to comprise their angst-ridden angularity on the 11-track affair EBOLA AND THE BOTANIST. Employing a frantic mathcore mentality to a rousing modern hardcore foundation (“Mices”), this troupe’s musical output shares a multitude of characteristics of their influences, at times so much so that their own identity becomes undistinguishable. Regardless, I, Apparatus have a firm grasp on how to concoct a raging slab of chaotic hardcore with clever dynamic shifts (“Mesopotamia”), seething vocals that guide the rollercoaster ride (“Tagus”), and a well-balanced blend of aggression and melody to hold their own amongst the throngs of like-minded and similarly-equipped bands.
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- Mike SOS