Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Off Camber - Cat 4 Upgrade

I got to see this band last weekend and they were extremely impressive with their hard hitting brand of experimental hardcore that goes anywhere from straight trash to noodling guitar and off time drums. The strained female vocals provide a powerful and desperate scream over top.

The production could use a little bit of fine tuning, as there may be a little too much grit and unpolished tracking.  It works in giving you an idea of where the band is taking the songs though. 

Overall you get 4 songs that run all over the landscape of hardcore and punk while sounding pretty cohesive and exciting.  The musicianship is pretty experimental and takes some risks that end up paying off.  I get an overall 90's Ebullition records sound from the entire presentation, which only made me like it more.  

Take a listen here.