Meek Is Murder's fourth full-length album, Was, is out today.
Watch new music video, "The Same Mistakes" – created by the band entirely within the space of one day, utilizing a camera technique inspired by director Darren Aronofksy – here:
Since 2009, Meek Is Murder has been advancing with all the subtlety and restraint of a buffalo stampede, perfecting its impassioned, breakneck style of galloping noise-core over the course of a slew of releases. The Brooklyn trio balances pedal-to-the-metal wailing with a sense of real heartfelt desperation, making it one of those select few bands that is as soulful as it is punishing.
Was was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan).
Was Record Release Show:
Jul 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv
"Kurt Ballou-helmed, mercurial and angular, head-sploding catharsis... Thrashy, mathy, and grindy... blunt force chugs to the cerebral cortex... Emotional stompers bring to mind, in their unabashed sincerity, monumental records like [Converge's] Jane Doe and [American Nightmare's] Background Music."
"Brooklyn's most batshit insane extreme music act... Was is a lethal injection of schizophrenic mathcore."
"Short, sharp shocks of mathy and chaotic hardcore that will flatten the listener... Easily one of the better hardcore records released this year."
"Meek Is Murder is all kinds of mathy and heavy... Fans of bands like These Arms Are Snakes, Frameworks, and Touche Amore will dig this one for sure..."
"Their dizzying mathcore sensibilities fill a hole left by Botch and other defunct greats of the genre..."
"Their music is reminiscent of early, spastic mathcore bands such as Botch and The Dillinger Escape Plan, but remains rooted in a groove and accessibility..."
–Heavy Blog Is Heavy
"Uncompromisingly brutal metal... that'll make your head spin faster than Linda Blair's."