A Brief History of Mathcore In Ten Albums ft. Only Love // bandcamp

A Brief History of Mathcore In Ten Albums

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The Armed

Pseudo-anonymous Detroit collective The Armed specialize in two things: crazy music, and even crazier offstage antics. It’s easy to let the latter overshadow the former, but if there were any doubts regarding the group’s dedication to musical experimentation, they were quickly quelled by 2018’s masterful Only Love. The whirlwind grooves of mathcore might be soldered into album’s DNA, but it’s the cyberpunk synths, atmospheric flourishes, and occasional pop melodies that make it an otherworldly listen.