From the heart of Barre, Vermont, emerges Quaranteam, a band that effectively melds the aggressive thrust of hardcore with the weighty resonance of sludge rock. But in their latest endeavor, they’ve merged their signature sound with a twist of industrial metal, thanks to the touch of Angelspit, a figure who stands tall in the world of industrial music. The result is not just a song—it’s a commentary, a reflection of the tumultuous state of contemporary American culture.
Dropping today, the track titled “Pay-Per-Cut” is an Angelspit remix that promises to be a potent cocktail of music genres. But more than just a fusion of sounds, it’s a dive into the themes of societal decay and the stark divides that define our current times.
Angelspit, known for consistently pushing the boundaries of the Cyberpunk genre, brings more than just a remix touch to this track. Their legacy in the music world is marked by their intense, fierce, and visually arresting artwork, videos, and photography. Their aesthetic is one that captures the audience, drawing them into a realm that’s simultaneously dark, horrifying, yet beautifully ominous.
The track, mastered with precision by Vincent Freeman at The Underground in Randolph, VT, resonates with what one might describe as “technologic destructive melody”—a sound that latches onto your mind and resonates long after the last note has played. This isn’t a casual listening experience; it’s a reflection of a world in chaos, captured in a mesh of electronic beats and raw, unfiltered vocals.
While Quaranteam’s roots in hardcore and sludge rock provide the track with its foundational energy, Angelspit’s influence injects it with a distinct industrial metal flavor—a hint of “dirty hardcore,” if you will. It’s a blend that’s both refreshing and haunting, serving as a potent reminder of the power music holds in echoing societal sentiments.