Chock-full of bass drops, tuned-down guitars and heavy-duty growls, No Escape, No Morale isn’t for the faint of heart. The Infantry, a five-piece from Mansfield, Ohio, didn’t pull any punches with its first EP. (Imagine a slow-paced mix between metalcore and hardcore and you’re about on target.) Although a lot of the EP suffers from too much chugging and growling (this is not to criticize the talent and excellence of the vocals), there are many surprises nestled in-between. “Brotherhood,” for instance, features crisp, clean vocals which include excellent harmony, and “Points” is a cover of Linkin Park’s “Points of Authority,” complete with nu-metal rapping. “Empty Tomb” features cryptic whispering that gives off a slightly creepy tone. Finally, differing styles of screams, from pig squeals to hardcore-style screams, are sprinkled throughout the EP, although growling is the norm.
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