“…that title mixed with the unrelenting fury of this album makes for exactly the kind of cathartic release you need when you feel like you’re suffocating from helplessness and the feeling of doubt that things will ever get better.” — BrooklynVegan
BrooklynVegan is currently streaming I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn’t Work, the battering debut full-length from Detroit grind bringers SHOCK NARCOTIC. The premiere comes in advance of the record’s worldwide release Friday, August 16th via Housecore Records.
Writes the esteemed blog of the release, “…that title mixed with the unrelenting fury of this album makes for exactly the kind of cathartic release you need when you feel like you’re suffocating from helplessness and the feeling of doubt that things will ever get better. Over the course of the 14 songs that make up their debut, SHOCK NARCOTIC… specializes in a type of grind that bottles up all the anger and unrest that a lot of us are feeling right now, and spits it back out with venom. It’s a total sonic assault, and as dystopian as it might be, it’s an album with modest production and lifelike screams that remind you it was made by humans who walk the same earth as we do.”
Stream I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn’t Work, courtesy of BrooklynVegan, at THIS LOCATION.
SHOCK NARCOTIC’s I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn’t Work will be released August 16th on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. For preorders visit the SHOCK NARCOTIC Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION. For physical orders, visit the newly-launched Housecore Store HERE.
Forged in 2018, SHOCK NARCOTIC features former The Dillinger Escape Plan
guitarist Jeff Tuttle, Child Bite vocalist Shawn Knight, current Shit Life/former The Black Dahlia Murder drummer Zach Gibson, and Battlecross bassist Don Slater, spewing forth a vicious synthesis of grind, metal, and hardcore. Mastered by Brad Boatright (Converge, Integrity, Obituary) with guest backing vocals by Full Of Hell’s Dylan Walker, the fourteen tracks that make up I Have Seen The Future And It Doesn’t Work are a whirlwind of dystopian dread and existential nihilism. Decibel Magazine lauds its, “quick bursts of frustration…,” and, “effective combination of past and present into one bowl of bitterness.”
“…a great mix of blinding grind and sludgy, distorted-to-hell riffing…” — Metal Injection
“Nihilistic and miserable, fans across the globe will see themselves diving into the pit for this one. SHOCK NARCOTIC are here to melt your face off…” — Two Guys Metal Reviews
“The savagery on offer here has to be heard to be believed. Every chord, blastbeat, and hate filled vocal is there for one purpose only, to cause maximum carnage in the shortest amount of time. It’s a good time for grindcore and SHOCK NARCOTIC are here to show they belong at the forefront of the pack.” — Astral Noize UK