Friday, September 19, 2014

Review: Die Choking - Die Choking

It's hard to find a band with as blank and black of a past than the secretive black metal bands attempting to be extremely cult, but then along comes Die Choking who are a puzzling grindcore act from Pennsylvania. With no formation date on record, and only two releases which come in the form of EPs, it's safe to say that they were most likely formed within the past year, maybe two. The trio are made up of bassist/vocalist Paul Herzog, ex-Total Fucking Destruction, drummer Joshua Cohen and guitarist Jeff Daniels. What does their first release, a self-titled EP, have to offer audiences?

Genre: Grindcore
Label: Independent/self-released
Release Date: January 2nd, 2014
  1. Low Finality
  2. Momentum
  3. Greed and War
  4. Reason Resist | Reason Reborn
  5. Uninstall
Total Playtime: 5 minutes, 42 seconds





Rating: 7.5/10




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It's hard to find a band with as blank and black of a past than the secretive black metal bands attempting to be extremely cult, but then along comes Die Choking who are a puzzling grindcore act from Pennsylvania. With no formation date on record, and only two releases which come in the form of EPs, it's safe to say that they were most likely formed within the past year, maybe two. The trio are made up of bassist/vocalist Paul Herzog, ex-Total Fucking Destruction, drummer Joshua Cohen and guitarist Jeff Daniels. What does their first release, a self-titled EP, have to offer audiences?

The self-titled debut EP from Die Choking is a flurry of punkish, thrash rhythms that end almost as quickly as they begin. With five tracks clocking in at a mere five minutes and forty-two seconds, it's difficult to even construct a proper evaluation of the content. Each track is easily defined from its predecessor, and every minute that passes by offers something new in the way of tempos and overall composure. "Greed War" and "Uninstall" are the two songs that stick out the most, the former having an outstanding drum segment where the drummer goes from left to right and back again in one continuous drum roll. The latter track slows down quite a bit, giving a tamer end to the genuinely chaotic experience.

Die Choking isn't necessarily grindcore, thrash or punk, but rather a merger of all three styles. The material within is whiplash in audio form; and before you know it, five enjoyable minutes of your life has just passed by. It's really something that must be experienced, as a description is hard to conjure. The content is all over the place in style, rhythm, tempo and sound, but in an entertaining way that will have audiences reaching for the replay button again and again.

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