ONE MAN’S STRUGGLE WITH THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
With a perfect description adorning their album title, North Carolina’s Quell actually sounds like a band embodying a man grappling with our native tongue, as this dizzying array of metalcore brutality, avant-garde hardcore, and acerbic abrasiveness is perfect for the thrill seeking contingent. Not for the weak-spirited or closed-minded, Quell’s cacophonic sprees are divided into 10 tracks of menacing instrument bashing, as vocals from beyond growl, scream, and make you feel much more unsettled than a typical offering. And with song titles like “Circumventing Language Barriers By Speaking Louder”, you can tell that the music’s not the only thing clever here. If you enjoy hardcore bands that freak out, you’ll love Quell’s latest endeavor.