THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH
Ohio metal merchants Harlots liberally borrow from the noisier end of the spectrum on the nine-track THIS IS THE SECOND DEATH, creating a whirlwind of caustic riffs, gut-busting vocals, multi-instrumental noodlings (violins and ambient noise, anyone?) and the kind of kamikaze percussion that dually holds it all together while sounding like it is spinning completely out of control. Tracks like “Remote Coagulation” chugs, grooves, and steamrolls through a Today is the Day meets Converge trip, while “Asceticism” rips through guitar riffs like Between the Buried and Me at a Mastodon swap meet. The organized chaos this collective unit creates is highly recommended if you enjoy your metal to blow you clear out of the water.