156/Silence- Irrational Pull
This band is a Hardcore, Metalcore, Nu Metal band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This album was self released in 2020. 156/Silence is a new band and this is their brand new record. They are usually referred to as a metalcore band but they could just as easily be called a nu metalcore band. Is that even a genre of music LOL? I am using it to describe what they sound like and they seem to fit that descriptor. This a new scene to me which includes hardcore bands being influenced by nu metal and I believe this scene really just started a few years ago. I have heard several of these bands and I really like the results. It can be confusing because many of these bands just get called metalcore bands. I love metalcore so I don't have any problem with that genre but I just want to know what I am listening to. The last band I reviewed on my webzine was Orthodox and they are part of this new scene. They are also a wonderful new band for you to check out. Back to 156/Silence because this band is simply brutal and imposing. The vocals are sickening beyond belief and the low end sounds like a car crash waiting to happen right in front of us all. Those hardcore breakdowns will have the kids dancing for days. Some of this music is truly frightening and sounds like sirens blaring in the distance. The guitars create these epic swells of music that sound like eruptions of noise. Now I am hearing more and more nu metal parts to the music some of them barrages of sound and some of them very melodic passages. They can get downright technical and then downright strange at the drop of a hat but it all sounds nice to me. This song sounds like a death metal version of System Of A Down. What an amazing song that really shows off their nu metal influences. I love how the songs build and build until they just break and those distorted vocals are just the icing on the cake. The down tuned guitars and abrasive playing technique are hallmarks of this band. 156/Silence is amazing and the sounds they create are downright impressive. You need to listen to this band because they are doing something different here and with an impressive level of quality. This is not a classic record yet because it just came out in 2020 but I am sure it will be one of the best albums of the year. Please read my review of the Orthodox record as well. I implore you to check out the 156/Silence album. Thanks for reading my review.
For the past thirty years I have been listening to heavy music. I wanted to take my knowledge and my love for music and share it with my viewers.