Converse Rubber Tracks x MetalSucks 2015 Preview: Carve Your Niche
Later this month, ten unsigned bands will visit a Converse Rubber Tracks facility in either Brooklyn, NY, or Boston, MA, where they’ll lay down some jams at one of Converse’s completely free, state-of-the-art recording studios. And as if that wasn’t cool enough, bands at the Brooklyn Converse Rubber Tracks will work with producer Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Exhumed), while bands at the Boston Converse Rubber Tracks will work with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche).
MetalSucks held an open application process in July for bands to apply, then Axl and Vince worked with Will and Kurt to choose their five favorite bands for each city. We’ll be previewing each of the selected bands in the weeks leading up to these recording sessions, so you can get a taste of what’s in store for ya! You can check out all the previews so far here. Today, we feature Long Island’s Carve Your Niche.
Pants, prepare to be crapped: Carve Your Niche are here to kick ass and chew bubblegum, and they’re all outta bubblegum.
Truth be told, Carve Your Niche will carve a helluva lot more than that — and they didn’t sharpen their blades, so that shit is gonna hurt. “Metalcore” has become a bad word, but Carve Your Niche are real metalcore, in the truest sense. Their diversity of their sound suggests that they’ve listened to Refused, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Helmet, and Rage Against the Machine in equal measures. The resulting music is by turns caustic, atmospheric, and larger-than-life. Listening to their latest release, the highly impressive Relate, is like running a gauntlet; the album is exhausting, in the best possible way. I haven’t had a chance to see these dudes live yet, but I’m guessing the best word to describe a Carve Your Niche show is “sweaty.” I can’t wait.
Listen to Relate below. You can check out more of their music on Bandcamp. We’re stoked to hear what they come up with when working alongside Will Putney later this week!