Combining the best elements of chaotic hardcore and visceral metalcore , Austin-based Koningsor are set to release a new, self-titled EP, their first release since 2019. While only two tracks long, Koningsor packs in all the raw emotion of a full album.
“The Venerable Mr. Locust” is packed with finger twisting arpeggios and precisely timed drums that create a sense tension for the listener. Chord progressions throughout break up an otherwise chaotic track into moments the listener and adequately grasp. "Japan Japan" is a mathy smack in the face, which quickly morphs through several variations before hitting a bit of melody.
They do make subtle use of clean vocals, treading the line between complete chaos and control. These two tracks pack a punch and are definitely worthy of a listen.