Review Summary: Though their technical talent is undoubted, "This Hole Is Not Deep Enough For the Twelve of You" lacks a certain definitive element. It is by no means a bad demo, but it isn't something any deathcore fan hasn't heard before.2 of 2 thought this review was well written
"This Hole Isn't Deep Enough For the Twelve of You", the first official demo of the deathcore/technical death metal band "Thy Art Is Murder" certainly shows off the ability of all involved. The leads are blistering, the double-bass pounding, and the vocals reaching both crushing lows and screaming highs. However, there are certain points which hold the demo back from becoming something greatly unique, and unfortunately it seems to fade into the hundreds of other deathcore clones that have been released.
First, the good, the band has an incredible level of talent. The guitarists complement each other perfectly even at breakneck speed, the percussionist plays quickly without overpowering the other instruments, and the vocalist is quite unique in his screaming. The bassist, too, is talented but that will be discussed in greater length momentarily. The band has certain elements which are very "TAIM", part which are very unique to Thy Art Is Murder.
However, too often the best parts, the unique parts, are overpowered by the 'textbook' deathcore that is often heard in many other works. Breakdowns occur at seemingly random moments, the bass in nearly inaudible, the vocals don't have nearly the effect they do in "Infinite Death", and frankly there aren't any groundbreaking, standout tracks in the listing. Are these small things? Yes, but they all contribute to the degradation of a demo that really does have a lot of potential.
This demo is not a bad demo, and at certain parts it is actually quite unique and overall enjoyable. However, the little flaws in its design and the overall lack of anything particularly unique lead to something that is a good listen at best and annoying at worst. If you're an avid deathcore/tech death fan, don't expect anything you haven't heard before.