"Controverso" (Supernatural Cat; 2009)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Italian quintet Incoming Cerebral Overdriveís eight-track endeavor complementarily exhibits this audacious outfitís well-versed variety of avant-garde hardcore, a la Dillinger Escape Plan and Poison the Well.

Exuding mighty metalcore premonitions laced with a cathartically scream-y set of vocals, spastic time signature shifts, and a hodgepodge of hellacious guitar tones ranging from ear-splitting to bottom-scraping, this bandís slanted sensibilities yield a dizzying array of volatile tunes armed with spiky transitions, sludge metal tendencies and a dash of cosmically-induced prog-rock noodling for a daring and daunting listening experience.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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