Misery Index Traitors

The guys in Misery Index appear to be pissed about something. The politically charged lyrics and brutal death metal on display on their third full-length, Traitors, are enough to incite aggression in even the most seasoned of metal heads. This hostility comes off sounding pretty damn good, too. Taking a sound that’s quite similar to Relapse label-mates Dying Fetus, Misery Index take some of the best guttural elements of grind and lay a more harmonious and comprehensible sound over top. The result is a nice change from the all-too-fake politically motivated metalcore bands out there that dilute their aggression with shitty clean vocals and repetitive breakdowns. Misery Index replace these points with a consistent delivery of chug-age and full-on aggression from front to back. (Relapse)