Exclusive Track Premiere: “Fear And Impulse” by Axis
On their new album, Shift, Axis have downgraded themselves from a quintet to a quartet, with guitarist Dylan Downey now handling vocal duties as well. But don’t think that fewer members somehow means the Floridian band’s intensity has waned: if ever there was proof that less is more, this is it.
Take, for example, “Fear and Impulse,” the new single from Shift. This song will rip your face off, pour acid all over the muscles underneath, re-attach the face, and then shit directly into your nostrils. And when that’s done, it’s gonna tie you to back of its car and drag you behind while it heads over to the Circle K.
More seriously: Axis have now officially joined the ranks of cutting-edge metallic-hardcore bands in the grand tradition of Converge (see also: Axis’ label mates in Great American Ghost, Eternal Sleep, etc.). Their sound is white-hot fire and seething vitriol and everything great about extreme music. If you’re not already hip to this band, you need to be.
MetalSucks is proud to premiere “Fear and Impulse,” which you can stream below! Shift drops November 10 on Good Fight. Keep your eyes peeled to the band’s Facebook page for pre-order info!