Onward to Olympas Indicator

Onward to Olympas Indicator
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Onward to Olympas have managed to reduce metalcore to a simple formula. Take Indicator's first full song, "Wolf's Jaw," as an example: a Texas In July-esque, chugged (but not quite breakdown) riff opens the track before an awkward transition brings forth a forced and equally awkwardly sung chorus. The following fast, pseudo-aggressive riff is once again cut-off by an annoying chorus before a "brutal" breakdown takes precedence, closing out the number. Unfortunately, this is the case for the majority of Indicator, with the ingredients occasionally being swapped around. Only two 15-second samples ("Indicate/Destroy" and "Paralysis") and a soaring, short singing interlude ("Breakthrough") avoid the blueprint, and even that's simply by the nature of their archetypes. Onward to Olympas need to take their own advice and "break through" their formulaic metalcore constraints. Otherwise, Indicator could be the beginning of this band's demise. (Facedown)