Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mudbeard - Literally Same

Mudbeard is a new band from New Jersey. I have to admit, living in New Jersey, there is a dry spell when it comes to forward thinking, technical hardcore.  Mudbeard are doing it right, taking influences from Botch, Bleeding Kansas and others of the like, but not without adding their own take on the style.

I miss hearing bands like this; bands more set on creating an interesting canvas and musical landscape while still maintaining a heavy sound, rather than just creating mosh riff after mosh riff for dudes in basketball jerseys to do underwhelming karate kicks along with. Mudbeard mix things up with off kilter time signatures, blast beats, d-beats and guitar parts that can sound like a cup of noodles.

Check it out here.