Published Aug 26, 2015Ukrainian mathcore outfit the Nietzsche weave philosophy, poetry and aggressive music together nicely on their aptly titled debut EP, Intro To Advanced Poetry, a poetry-themed onslaught of blazing, chaotic hostility. Clocking in at a total of just 13 minutes, each of the EP's five tracks are named after a different classic writer and feature a combination of intricate, dissonant metal and intense, angst-filled hardcore.
Intro To Advanced Poetry starts off dark and moody with "Mayakovsky II," before "W. Whitman" kicks things up with fast riffs, discordant tones and corrosive screams. "Lord Byron" and "Edgar Allan Poet" are exceptionally heavy and catchy, though the latter is more instrumentally distinct and angular. Final track "Oscar Wild" is the most emotive and unpredictable, encompassing a wide range of structures and tones that, much like the band's entire aesthetic, converge in an unusually successful way. Intro To Advanced Poetry is a strong and eccentric effort, displaying the Nietzsche's unique approach and potential. (Independent)