xantricity

xantricity

San Francisco, CA

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xantricity -
53
This album could have been a lot more interesting, but "Le Tryan et L'esthete" is a tragic case of sky-high ambition not quite squaring with talent or direction.

The record, broken into three trilogies, whisks the listener briskly from tremolo-led, blast-beat ridden, throat-thrashing passages of pure fury to symphonic chants to melodic passages to atmosphere to...what, exactly? The breathless experience of listening to this record is at times too overwhelming to notice the high ... read more
xantricity -
100
"And don't even think for a second
That just cause you been co-opted
You've been cancelled out
Cause for a minute there we tasted it
And know we know what it's all about"

I could go on and on and on about the LP's fruitful mix of post-hardcore, screamo, and progressive rock.
I could expound at length on the highly technical playing, with a particular focus on the drums.
I could devote substantial whitespace to Gospel's lyrical talent, and why each listener owes it to themselves to ... read more
xantricity -
91
A tireless half hour of mathcore, Modern Frenetics cavorts about somewhere in the triangulation of Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, TDEP, and Fear Before, with the odd tic of NORD (Gloom Balloons pre-breakdown) and Car Bomb (Presto Manifesto) for good measure. The record darts from corner to corner, pelting the listener with banger after banger of absolutely scissoring mania. And the aforementioned breakdown on Gloom Balloons? Disgusting.

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