Wednesday 22 July 2015


GenresPunk / Math Metal / Post-Metal / Hardcore / Space
Related artists?.
CountryGothenburg SWEDEN
Years Active2014-present
Song: "Rorschach"
Album: "Birch"
Year: 2015
Label(s): Self Released
This post's artist is from the July 2015 Mix. This is track #3.
You can download: the June Mix#7 right here or get the new July 2015 Mix#8 here.
For fans ofDillinger Escape Plan, Botch, ThumbscrewNorma Jean, Lavotchkin, Lamantide, Into The Moat, Officer Jones And His Patrol Car Problems, KnutConverge, Cave In, Engineer, Achilles, Cassilis, The Chariot, Curl Up And Die, Every Time I Die, The Bled, Knut, Llynch, The Minor Times, Warsaw Was Raw, Deadguy and Birds In A Row.

BIRCH sent me their first self titled EP a few months ago and I was fucking blown away. Seriously, all math-metal and Botch fans in particular get ready for your new dose. The spastic, coordinated bombshells explode all over the place in each of the tracks. The relentless assault and pursuing mind fuck that accompanies the debut EP are much welcomed by this, still rabid, Botch fan. "Rorschach" wastes no time overloading the ears with mathy riffs and breakdowns and frantic, rabid, harsh yelling - none of which give any time to dream for the duration of the song. "36 Views of Mt. Fuji" is amazing. Swirling instrumentals simultaneously pummel the listener and are definitely a mix of Botch and Norma Jean. At points the band is obviously worshipping Botch as the snarling and rearing guitars lash out much akin to "Transitions From Persona to Object" from Botch's masterpiece 'We Are the Romans'. "Violence in it's Quietest From" doesn't stray too far from the same homage as it also includes the squealing instrumental bouts amidst throaty screams and breakdowns. "Shades of Red & Oil" has mad Knut going on during last half. Disjointed, chaotic and short, this blistering number is over almost as soon as it begins at a light 1:23. The weakest track is still a really good one, as "Weltschmertz (Tabula Rasa)" breaks down to a crawl halfway through and lends itself to Botch and Converge's slower, jammy material.

This debut is easily one of the best EPs of 2015. Shit's gettin' real this year, goddamn.



2015 - Birch digitalEP (stream/donate/download here)


(2015) BIRCH - "Rorschach" (from 'Birch')

(2015) BIRCH - "36 Views of Mt. Fuji" (from 'Birch')

(2015) BIRCH - "Violence in it's Quietest Form" (from 'Birch')


BIRCH additional links


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