Morser & The Swarm
Split


4.0
excellent

Review

by matthew turok USER (32 Reviews)
January 27th, 2013 | 4 replies


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A complimentary mix of eclectic deathgrind and classic metalcore.

I acquired this release with no clue who Mörser was, so I researched them, the description I kept finding was death metal / grindcore, thus I expected another generic deathgrind band. Mörser's five-and-a-half minutes of the split is an eclectic gumbo of like, scronky death metal, a little bit of juns, some epic crust, and grind, sign me up, I'm into this. I'm somewhat convinced that this is what deathcore should've sounded like.

Contrarily, The Swarm's three-and-a-half minutes is extremely focused, straight forward thrashy metalcore. For those of you who are unfamiliar, The Swarm was Chris Colohan, Christian McMaster, and Mike Maxymuik's band pre-Cursed. Somewhwat reminiscent of Converge's self-explanation as a hardcore band with ripped off Slayer riffs, with more of a focus on the hardcore aspect of the sound. If you dig late '90s metalcore, this is a must have.



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witchxrapist
January 27th 2013


11055 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I absolutely love The Swarm, fyi.

MMX
January 27th 2013


4838 Comments


Oooh gonna have to get this

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BallsToTheWall
January 27th 2013


44800 Comments


Good work, sounds cool.

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witchxrapist
January 28th 2013


11055 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's really good.



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