Sweden’s SHOVELFAXCE has unleashed their latest album, “Shovelfaxce Sold Out“, and it’s a relentless assault on the senses. The band’s harsh, grindy style of metalcore is on full display, but this album takes things to a new level. The songs are angular and chaotic, with a sense of unpredictability that keeps the listener on edge.
What’s most impressive about “Shovelfaxce Sold Out” is how inventive it is in both form and eclectic. The band draws from a wide range of influences, incorporating elements of black metal, mathcore, chaoptic hardcore, synth and electronica, and even progressive metal into their sound. This makes for a mind-opening experience, as the songs veer off in unexpected directions, exploring new territories with each passing moment.
The song structures on this album are particularly noteworthy. SHOVELFAXCE is not content to simply follow the standard verse-chorus-verse format. Instead, they construct intricate sonic labyrinths, with twists and turns that challenge the listener to keep up. At times, it can feel overwhelming, but that’s part of the appeal.
“Shovelfaxce Sold Out” is not an album for the faint of heart. It demands your attention and rewards it with a truly unique listening experience. The offering is a testament to SHOVELFAXCE’s creativity and musicianship.