THE CLASSIC STRUGGLE
FEEL LIKE HELL
It’d be hard to classify The Classic Struggle as run of the mill only because this South Carolinian beast play its brand metalcore with the utmost precision, but at times, this 12-track disc sounds a bit too sterile. It could be the robotic drum triggers or the standard serpentine vocal delivery that countless bands employ, but there’s not a lot of unique identity here. What lies beneath, however, is a simmering showcase of molten metal, such as the face-breaking “Amen to Artillery” and the thrashy “Unsacred”. This quintet has undoubtedly studied its metalcore and has in turn unleashed a potent, yet a bit tattered, album that moshpit mavens can get their rocks off to.