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


11061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I absolutely love The Swarm, fyi.

MMX
January 27th 2013


4888 Comments


Oooh gonna have to get this

BallsToTheWall
January 27th 2013


44805 Comments


Good work, sounds cool.

witchxrapist
January 28th 2013


11061 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It's really good.



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