Lorna Shore’s meteoric rise has been a joy to watch. In 2019, Kerrang! posed the question, ‘Is deathcore dead?’ And, in an unexpected turn of events, it has returned stronger, heavier, and more powerful than ever.
Since going viral on TikTok with squillions of people losing their collective shit to Will Ramos’ mind-boggling pig squeals, the New Jersey natives have become metal’s most wanted band, with their spring UK tour venues constantly being upgraded due to demand and drawing one of the largest crowds at this year’s Bloodstock. Can their eagerly awaited fourth album live up to the hype?
In a nutshell, yes. In other words, yes, and it’ll rip your throat out. The ferocious five-piece mine the depths of their blackened souls and draw out slab after slab of one of the most hellacious sounds this side of Beelzebub’s Watain covers band in just over an hour. The warring worlds of precision technicality and unbridled chaos intertwine into a brawling brutalist cacophony from the start, refusing to pause for breath at any point.
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