THE JON BENET
THE PLOT THICKENS
With a name like theirs, you can expect some abrasiveness, and from the get-go, The Jon Benet let loose. Bringing that kind of noisy hardcore that merges the dissonant melodies of Glassjaw, The Used, and My Chemical Romance with the sheer sonic assault of bands like Fear Before the March of Flames, this Texas-based quartet’s acerbic hardcore acrobatics keep your ears on guard for tasty twisted riffs like ones found in “Eleventh Century Folklore”, caustic sing along choruses in “Dramarama”, and an indie rock swagger throughout the entire disc. THE PLOT THICKENS is an album bursting with the kind of exciting explosions other bands in the genre fail to match up to, allowing The Jon Benet’s eclectic metallic musings to make a discernible impact.