Sunday, February 8, 2015


It sounds like a fight or at least the sound track to one. Beyond that I'm almost at a loss for what to say about The Apex's debut album...almost. The purpose of an album review is to tell you whether or not you should buy an album, but it's ridiculous to judge art this way. I find this especially true when reviewing metal/hardcore/punk bands who live on the more extreme fringes of their genres. Bands like The Apex offer a challenge. They raise eyebrows. Art this confrontational is polarizing. Which is good.
The biggest comparisons The Apex get are to Meshuggah and early Dillinger Escape Plan, not too shabby, and I don't disagree. There's a consistency to this album in it's intensity from song to song, meaning there's no space to breath, even when the tempo slows down. Vocalist Darren M. keeps you cornered from start to finish like a pitbull hulking out. Musically, The Apex are tight and on point. You can't take anything away from them. For proof, hit the link here.

For fans of extreme metal, The Apex is a band worth following and I can't wait to see what they do next. My favorite tracks are Attack, If Detroit River Could Speak, and The Girl Death Left Behind.

 You can follow The Apex on Twitter @theapex519

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