Published Jun 05, 2015Named after a line from a Trap Them song, Edmonton's Failgiver would not be out of place on a bill with those Deathwish Inc. noise mongers or their labelmates Cult Leader, whose vocalist Anthony Lucero did the artwork for Failgiver's Death Pose EP. For some proof, the three-song effort is available to stream here a week ahead of its June 12 release date.
Converge influences pepper the metallic hardcore banger, as do blackened tendencies. It's the kind of carefully calculated chaos that never quite flies off the handle entirely but feels like it could at any time. A brief reprieve in the middle of "Shallow Grave" offers the only relief from an EP that otherwise blasts and blazes by.
The bleak bunch's lone upcoming show is a part of Calgary's Sled Island. They'll join Turnstile, the Chain, Mortality Rate and others on June 26 at the Legion.
Stream the Death Pose EP below and familiarize yourself with Failgiver.