| » Releases :
» Photographies :
Crossing the boundary that divides metal and hardcore isn't anything new in the late 90's, some of the most aggressive and angst-filled music to ever surface has taken shape at the expense of melding the two genres. From mid-80's forerunners like Agnostic Front and the Cro-Mags to late-90's standouts Snapcase and Hatebreed, metal-core has spawned some of the most hard working and impacting bands, regardless of background or influence. Since their inception seven years ago, TURMOIL have also lent a heavy and helping hand to the worlds of hardcore and metal. Known for the their abrasively unrelenting music and performance, the band have long since taken their early licks and paid their dues and are now building on a raging fan base that will see them enter a bigger spotlight in 1999. Their new full-length and third Century Media release, The Process Of, finds TURMOIL at their creative peak and their music at its most viable and memorable. Whether up against grinding death metal, mundane black metal or any favor of punk or hardcore, The Process Of will retain a caliber of ferocity possibly unmatched this year, and TURMOIL as a band will stand up to the likes of anyone.
The band started off simply as five teenagers who began jamming together in 1992 as a way to relieve some tension and kill the boredom of their Pennsylvania adolescence. However, it took only a few basement rehearsals to realize that this particular union was unique and special, and before they knew it, TURMOIL was a real band. Within several months they recorded a six-song demo, and that tape along with their highly praised performances spread the band's name throughout the entire northeast. Turmoil's presence in the worldwide metal/hardcore scene was felt immediately upon the release of first European EP, Who Says Time Heals All Wounds, and their debut US full-length, From Bleeding Hands. Delivering seething and unbridled metallic hardcore with a flare for mature songwriting and a message that would make any average soul think twice about his or her lifestyle and surroundings, the band continued to gain fans through word-of-mouth and their grueling tours with such acts as Snapcase, Earth Crisis and Madball. Hooking up with producer Steve Evetts (Snapcase, Deadguy) in 1997, Turmoil forged out four new songs, which after tacking on a load of the band's previous demo and 7 recordings became the Anchor full-length. Again hungry to portray their new wares to their fans, the band embarked on a few more tours, this time with the likes of Agnostic Front, Brutal Truth and Today Is The Day. Turmoil's brand of metal-core began crossing over into new territories and ears, as fans of crusty noise and death metal began to take interest in the group.
Returning with a batch of songs that are crushing and original enough to further the boundaries of all heavy music, TURMOIL are back with another dose of furious fun and awareness. The Process Of (again produced by Evetts at Trax East Studios) is an album that pushes the envelope of all that is extreme while also heavily blurring the lines currently drawn between metal and hardcore. From the slow, metallic sludge of "Impeding Doom Theory" to the blistering speed of "Dear Jon", the band delivers what will surely be one of the premiere records of 1999. With a hectic touring schedule ahead in support of The Process Of, the band will be visible in hardcore and metal markets around the world. Turmoil's musical exclusiveness that's captured on this record is matched only by their own live performance, and that reputation continues to forge a following for this Philadelphia five-piece.
» Country : U S A
» Hit profil : 1953