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I EXIST
II: THE BROKEN PASSAGE
PROSTHETIC

I Exist is a Australian unit whose firm grip on both D-beat hardcore and sludge metal makes for an intriguing headbanging journey as heard on their 13-track endeavor II: THE BROKEN PASSAGE. This seven-piece squad boasts four guitarists in their ranks creating the tumultuous din heard on tracks like “Acid Strain” while the bass and drums blast through Napalm Death meets Discharge beats (“Blades Ruin”) before slowing down the tempo to an Iron Monkey by way of Raging Speedhorn slow crawl (“Wretched Earth”). I Exist even added an acoustic piece that sounds like a Down B-side (“The Riders Ode”) so the listener can catch a break before getting tossed back into the melee. Versatile yet consistently vicious, I Exist have inhabited a landscape where stoner metal and hardcore intertwine and collide, rearing a cosmically chaotic sound. -Mike SOS
www.prostheticrecords.com
- Mike SOS