The Colour Line – ‘The Long Awaited Seal Of Disapproval’ [Review]

The Colour Line - The Long Awaited Seal Of Disapproval (Review)

Visualise Steve Vai and Guthrie Govan jamming with The Dillinger Escape Plan, and you’ll come close to the core of The Colour Line’s sound throughout E=MC Hammered and Usama’s Bin Liners. Marrying playful guitars with hectic drums and an impressively versatile vocal courtesy of frontman Sam Rudderforth, these guys have managed to take a well-established style and twist the mathcore kaleidoscope to a unique position. Nice.

R.E.D. almost brings The Knack’s My Sharona to mind, fucking with the expectations thrown up by hints of a familiar rhythmic and melodic pattern; The Streisand Effect proves terrifyingly tight (seeing that one pulled off live would be seriously sick); and Sarcastronaut throbs and pulses menacingly as The Long Awaited Seal Of Disapproval heads into its frenzied and frantic home stretch.

Overall: A must-listen for mathcore fans. In a scene clogged with clones, The Colour Line are on to something fresh and vital.


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Posted on 26 February 2016

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