In the world of hardcore music, a new colossus has risen. Edict, a supergroup formed by veterans from some of the most revered bands in the genre, has released their latest single, "Neck Dissection", solidifying their status as a force to be reckoned with.
Comprising members from the influential bands Dropdead, Bury Your Dead, As the Sun Sets, and Ruin It, Edict has dubbed themselves an “unfriendly sounding band.” This self-description is not just a boast but a defining characteristic of their sound. The single marries the death grind blitz of bands like Misery Index with the commanding prowess akin to that of Hatebreed, creating a blend that is both uniquely Edict and unmistakably brutal.
At the core of their sound in "Neck Dissection" is a pummeling hardcore dominance. The track is not just music; it's a declaration, a statement of what Edict stands for in the hardcore scene. Their message is clear: they have spoken, and it's time to shut up and listen.
The band's lineup features Joe Krewko, the original frontman of Bury Your Dead, on vocals, and Dropdead's George Radford, not on his usual bass but handling guitar duties. They're joined by Rich Gaccione from Darklands on guitar,Brandon Osborn of Euclid, and the powerhouse drumming of Max Couto. This lineup brings a wealth of experience and a diverse range of influences to the table, which can be heard in the depth and complexity of their music.
"Neck Dissection" is more than just a single; it's a statement of intent from Edict. They're here to shake up the hardcore scene with their unique blend of aggression and lyricism. For fans of the genre, it's a must-listen.