Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Pariso - Sooner Insignificant Better EP (2011)
Country: London, UK
Label: Throatruiner Records
If what you want is fast, discordant, songs that are usually under two minutes, this is the record for you. Even the intro track is aggressive, after a momentary build-up, this thing just moves into a sludgy groove that'll get anybody moving. However once Solitude opens, the EP just hits the ground running, with brutal riffing and drumming that is just punishing to say the least. The hardcore sound is very present in here as well, but it's not like modern hardcore/metalcore, these guys can write a good groove, hear Birds, have a more throaty yell, and have chants, but that's about it.
What surprised me on here was the amount of atmosphere within these tracks. Behind these heavy riffs is a more ambient sounding backdrop. There's also a decent amount of melody injected into a few tracks as well, Mystifier, which, may not appeal to those that want it brutal all the time with no variety, but it's not done with clean vocals or choruses, it's done more in the riffs.
Overall, this was an enjoyable extended play that was well worth a listen. These guys certainly have a natural feel to them that gives this thing a bit more authenticity than I get from a lot of modern hardcore/metalcore groups nowadays. If you like grinding hardcore, check this out for sure.
Overall Score: 7.5
Highlights: Fevered Egos, Lonqvist