The Process of (Century Media)
by Tim Den
My ass is all bruised up from grooving to this thing. Pennsylvania’s Turmoil deliver crunching metalcore on The Process of…, stomping the listener’s face with pure aggression, yet managing to separate themselves from the rest of the pack by keeping the tunes inventive. Songs like “The Discipline of Self Loathing,” “Killing Today for a Better Tomorrow,” “Fear of Falling Down,” and “Dear Jon,” make good use of varying tempos, slick time changes, and all 24 frets on the guitar, something their contemporaries should look into. The end result is a mesh of technical raping that’s as interesting to band geeks as it is to mosh maniacs. This band is definitely one of the best of the genre. Not only will the sweatshirt crews love this, but skeptics like me will dance the fuck out of themselves to it.
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