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Looking to hardcore punk for inspiration, former Attack Attack! vocalist Caleb Shomo makes it clear that Beartooth are a long way from the glossy electronicore of his previous band on Disgusting. Raw and driving, the album feels like a throwback to the wild and unpolished sound of metalcore pioneers like Converge, who took the energy of hardcore and pushed it to gritty extremes. With no overdone production or studio magic to hide behind, Beartooth deliver an intense performance that shows the band are capable of making good on their hardcore ambitions, all while giving listeners a glimpse at a side of Shomo that will appeal to those turned off by the EDM influences of his past work.

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