Motograter are Metalcore Now

  • Axl Rosenberg

Motorgrater blew it. Their self-titled 2003 debut (which featured Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody on vocals!) was a nu-metal album. Thing is, that was right about the time that nu-metal’s reign was coming to an end. Metalcore was the hot new trend with all the kids. As a consequence, Motograter, who came across as a poor man’s Mudvayne, never really stood a chance of catching on with the masses.

The good news is, Motograter eventually adjusted their sound to be more in line with current trends. The bad news is, by “current trends” I mean “trends from 2004.”

The band’s new single, “Parasite,” would sound way out of place on their 2003 debut. It would, however, sound right at home on a Diecast album. So it’s possible Motograter will finally be semi-popular for five minutes amongst people who have been in a coma for a decade. Should any of those people hear Killswitch Engage’s The End of Heartache, however, Motograter will once again be completely fucked. Bummer.

Motograter’s new album, Desolation, is tentatively scheduled for release in early 2017. Prediction: their next new album after Desolation will be released in 2031, and will sound an awful lot like Periphery.

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