REVIEW: SAVING VICE – ‘BINARY’ EP; “ONE BAND’S DISCOURSE ON HOW TECHNOLOGY ENABLES DESTRUCTION’
How New England metalcore outfit Saving Vice really defines “symbiosis” is a burning question for anyone curious about the release of ‘BINARY’, the band’s latest two song EP.
An almost-too-ominous sounding machine appropriately introduces “The Simulation”, a declaration of how we are the architects of our own demise that briefly contemplates how to break the mold of being such.
Chase Papariello brings an edge that pays homage to deathcore to the table with a stylistically aggressive vocal delivery and the song lyrically descends into hopelessness and resentment, hashing out how the modern age has enabled humankind’s jarring and parasitic relationship with the world.
After an alarm-esque guitar cadence, the EP’s second track “The Spire” continues the motif from a far more destructive and self-loathing perspective. It becomes clear pretty quickly the breakdown is the driving force of this song and only a choir’s worth of whispers momentarily interrupt it.
Saving Vice is bringing a niche sound to the table and encouraging admittingly therapeutic discourse on topics many might stray away from with conviction.
Stream the EP now below.