by Tim Den
Finally, a metalcore band that doesn’t use a death metal/Earth Crisis-growl singer. Like the crispy clean yells of vocalist Christian, Himsa plays meticulous, self-described “-core” music that takes advantage of the spaces lightness sometimes offers. Not that Himsa plays light at any time during this three-song 7″; just that they don’t emphasize wall-to-wall guitars to deliver their point. Instead, a rumble – a foundation-setting low end – keeps the heaviness afloat with its thickness. Funny how little things can make such a difference. I hope more hardcore bands will learn the art of balance from this record.
(PO Box 5232 Huntington Beach, CA 92615)