Incendiary Cost of Living

Incendiary Cost of Living
8
Incendiary's Cost of Living rarely reaches beyond mid-tempo speeds, keeping their '90s-influenced hardcore at a steady pace. Fortunately, this is the only average quality to the album, which was seemingly written with a weight quota for heaviness. Instead of taking advantage of huge shifts in speed, the band excel at finding grooves and dynamics they can utilize at a moderate pace — and below. Many of the album's best moments occur when Incendiary slow things down even further, crushing the listener beneath their overwhelming weight. Although one may occasionally crave the driving energy of Incendiary's previous material, these devastating beat downs, and the occasional burst of speed, do their best to abate such desires. Simply put, if this doesn't make you want to mosh, you might be better off listening to soft rock. Despite the Snapcase and Buried Alive influences, Cost of Living has a sound distinctly tied to the Incendiary moniker, which is quickly becoming associated with modern hardcore greatness. (Closed Casket Activities)