(TheMadIsrael reviews the debut album of Hone Your Sense from Japan.)
The Japanese produce some fucking titanic metalcore and deathcore. It’s one of their exports that has stuck out to me consistently. Hone Your Sense is a metalcore/deathcore hybrid that doesn’t fuck around in the slightest. They have riffs, attitude, intensity, and they beat you to death without the slightest inch of mercy but with an overwhelming amount of class.
Absolute Senses is the debut full-length of these dudes, following a rather killer EP, Tri-Jolt. They take their influences from the more technical, bruisier, and ballsier side of their metalcore sound in particular. You’ll think Unearth, Bleeding Through, and Himsa while listening, and the result is a debut free from fluff, bullshit, or meandering. Their sound is that same fusion of hardcore brawn, thrash speed and technicality, and death metal bludgeoning the previously mentioned bands were known for to one degree or another. I’m pretty in love with this record, have been since I discovered it a few months ago.