THE BINARY CODE WILL CRUSH THE METAL SCENE, ONE ZERO AT A TIME
Last night I was lucky enough to catch New Jersey progressive death metal band The Binary Code at New York’s Lit Lounge in front of a crowd of about 15 people. And by lucky I mean that a band this good can’t possibly stay this underground for long, because fucking lord, this an immensely talented and passionate group of dudes. And to give them the benefit of the doubt, they were first on a four-band, Monday night bill, a tough spot for any band — but they played like headliners, captivating everyone in attendance.
What impresses me most about The Binary Code, aside from their absolutely stellar musicianship, is the band’s ability to write punishingly brutal and highly technical songs that are easy enough to “get” on first listen, having never heard them before last night. Good songwriting in the burgeoning technical death metal genre? Imagine that; here it is.
What’s more, last night’s show was played as a three-piece, as the band just lost their vocalist. Any available death metal vocalists out there in the New Jersey / New York area? Give them a jingle, but be prepared for the real deal; these guys practice every night.
Give The Binary Code a listen on their MySpace page now, or check them out on their Eastern U.S. tour this summer. You’ll be able to say “I knew them when…”