Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dysphoria - Satyriasis XXI (2010)

This Ukrainian band is quite weird, and Ukraine shares borders with, and even used to be part of Russia, so I'm not surprised. The ID3v2 tag states "regressive mathcore/deathcore" as the genre, which oddly describes the music, even though I've never heard "regressive" used in such context. A barrage of various vocal styles, bizarre time signatures, dissonant chords, chug-tastic verse riffs you'll probably mistake for breakdowns, and such. Avid listeners of both mathcore or deathcore will find this release truly unique, blending the non-shitty aspects of both genres into a captivating amalgam of eerie unpredictability and pulverizing heaviness.