The Omniscient (Hardcore) - Nappanee, Indiana
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"The Omniscient" EP Review
Indiana band The Omniscient released this EP today. Let's dig in and see what they're all about. "This Wicked Life" opens up the EP with an electronic intro which then just erupts into a tenacious breakdown. This could easily be a live intro which will surely get the crowd moving. The track is just pure brutality. "Abandoned Species" is a track that has more of a death metal influence than the previous track. The track is dark, moody and tough as nails with its breakdowns. "Sacrifice" beings with a guitar riff which then meshes together with another devastating breakdown. The electronic verse is a good addition to the track. Overall the track brings to mind Hatebreed mixed with early Korn, or a more modern act would be Attila. "Restraint" has no restraint. The track intends to tear everything apart with a darker Parkway Drive sound. The track is also more melodic than the previous tracks but still features no clean singing and rebellious lyrics. "Final Warning" closes out the EP in destructive fashion. The track is a two and half minute long track which features an audio clip from the movie Psycho as well as some dark overtones. It's a treat to finish off the 18 minute long EP with such a powerful closer.
The Omniscient have arrived and have brought their fierce brutality with them.
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound?
We all grew up around music and became passionate about it. We developed our sound over time by blending all of our individual musical styles and finding something that worked.
2. What do you want listeners to take away from the "Abandoned Species" single? How's the response been to your new EP?
Surviving in a harsh world. Surviving in a world where hope has essentially abandoned us. We've received a tremendously positive response from those who've heard the EP.
3. What can people expect from your live show?
Raw, unharnessed energy.
4. What's your favorite track to play live?
"This Wicked Life".
5. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?
Knocked Loose, Fit For An Autopsy, and Ice Nine Kills.
6. Any crazy show stories?
We played this show outside one time and the time before our set the place was dead as hell and once we played the crowd got rowdy and wild, to the extend of people spinning fire and setting smoke bombs off and a crowd of people decided to try to flip a car.
7. What’s your take on the current state of hardcore?
Too overproduced and cookie cutter. Everyone is doing the same thing.
8. What’s the current music scene like there in Indiana both locally and state wide?
In Indiana both locally and state wide metal is not as widely accepted as it is in most other places.
9. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?
Illegal downloads are killing the music industry, making it harder for local bands to get anywhere.
10. What’s next for The Omniscient?
Bigger opportunities, more merch, and hopefully expanding to other states.
11. Any shoutouts?
Propaganda Clothing Co., Asgard Radio, 103.9 The Bear, It Lies Within, and Robotface.