Chuck Schuldiner Project

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Shock Narcotic - I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn't Work

Housecore Records has a reputation as one of the best labels in the biz. This latest offering from Shock Narcotic, a supergroup including current and former members of Child Bite, Dillinger Escape Plan and The Black Dahlia Murder is just another example of that. Entitled I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn't Work, this is a masterful release that continually proves there are new places to go in heavy music, even in the relatively limited world of grindcore. Their groovegrind inspired sound is exciting to sink your teeth into - an addictive spin if there ever was one.

I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn't Work goes far beyond the normal limitations of grindcore. A track like 'An Obsession Supreme' which experiments with almost chanted clean vocals for instance really proves that this isn't just some metal dudes making loud noises. There is a very clear artistry and a defined vision behind what is being done here. I can't help but to love the over the top assault consistently presented on I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn't Work. Despite this being the bands debut full length Shock Narcotic have very quickly established what is decidedly their own sound and I gotta love it.

With sneering brutality and punishing rhythms even the album closer, 'Everyone Is Forgotten' adds to the atmosphere of torment documented on this record. Simplistic in its overall approach but clearminded enough in vision that it just plain works, I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn't Work is a tastefully executed grindcore record for 2019. Nihilistic and miserable fans across the globe will see themselves diving into the pit for this one. Shock Narcotic are here to melt your face off, it's on you to turn the music up!

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