Review Summary: A complimentary mix of eclectic deathgrind and classic metalcore.
I acquired this release with no clue who MÃ¶rser was, so I researched them, the description I kept finding was death metal / grindcore, thus I expected another generic deathgrind band. MÃ¶rser'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.