Start/End and “Let Down” (Single)
[We Are Triumphant]
RIYL: COALESCE, CONVERGE, BERMUDA
SWORN IN, from Grayslake, Illinois, make a style of heavy music that hasn’t been heard or felt since the late 90′s and early 2000′s (when bands like COALESCE, TURMOIL and BURNT BY THE SUN set their respective genres on fire). Mixing together a lethal dosage of Death Metal inspired chaotic hardcore. SWORN IN are in a class all to themselves amongst all the scenesters that currently litter up venues and malls across America. Brutally heavy and unapologetic in their approach, Start/End is easily one of the most intense EPs to be released in forever. No part of its 6 tracks reek of another more popular band. What it does is show that there are a few bright lights that know how to unleash themselves without cloning whatever is the most popular at the moment. Start/End is even offered up for free via the band’s label’s bandcamp page. Donations are of course welcome. To further show their commitment, they even released a new single not to long ago. ‘Let Down’ shows SWORN IN are in it for the long haul and plan to keep wrecking all preconceived notions that you need to sound like whatever is the flavor of the month. Paying homage to the trailblazers that created over half the current crop of ‘whatever-core genres’ that keep popping up is what sets SWORN IN apart and in the right direction. – by Jon Hole
>> Recommended Listening: Every last track, including the single.
>> In Conclusion…SWORN IN are a devastatingly unique and welcome throwback to a time when heavy didn’t mean ‘look how cool I am’, but how many people and speakers can we destroy. Support your new favorite band and piss off your neighbors.