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There’s been a massive surge of underground metal coming out of Perth lately, washing over the East Coast, a relentless tsunami of stellar local music. Displacement are the foam at the head of the wave, ready to touch first base with their sensational metalcore debut.
The self-titled EP does more than the genre’s label ordinarily allow. It’s a fluid rollercoaster built of melody and mayhem, exercising simple and vibrant riffs within a basic structure. Such simplicity work thanks to the melodic punctuations in the splinter-like vocals, the harsh meeting the beautiful in a marriage of experimentation. Punching drumlines give the release that core aspect, providing a solid foundation for mayhem to ensue above.
Displacement will have you questioning all you thought you knew about metalcore, and rightly so.
Displacement will have you questioning all you thought you knew about metalcore, and rightly so. The wonderful potential unearthed in this EP shows that more can be done with this genre when you remember all doesn’t have to be about being as aggressive as possible. Displacement exemplifies the beauty within the brash and with some careful calculation, Displacement have jammed their foot in the doorway and show every intention of bashing the door down.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Stalemate, Slaves, Worms
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