The wild new album dawn from the Brooklyn-area spastic mathcore group Thin drops on April 20, but you can get an exclusive first listen below to their crushing new single “maiden name.”
Thin perform the intricate frenzy of mathcore along with some of the spastic, even more tense chaos of grind, and they send the whole mix through frequently brutally heavy performances with an almost death metal ferocity — especially on this new song.
The opening half a minute or so of “maiden name” alternates between heavy metallic pummeling and intricately spastic guitar freakouts that sound together like a building collapsing in on itself. The group then launches into speedy blackened chaos, with streaks of riffing lashing out with a searing intensity alongside drum patterns in which every hit feels like a frantic slam — as if, perhaps, some solitary figure is attempting to get out of confinement in some locked room, to no avail, even as the blood on their finger-tips and knuckles accumulates. There’s a beastliness in the song throughout the frenzy amplifying that grueling feel — and that comes out in the vocals too, to which guest Michael Centrone (of Dehumanized and Through The Discipline) contributes on this song.
Thin features Ashley Levine on guitar and vocals, Andrew Cortez on bass, and Fernando Morales on drums. Levine also did the artwork for their new release, which was recorded and mixed by Scot Moriarty at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey, from October 2019 through January 2020. The music was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon, in February 2020.
Photo via Kevin Ramones
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