BETRAYING THE MARTYRS
One thing’s for sure: Betraying The Martyrs are on a mission to make sure that deathcore doesn’t get boring. Not content to stick to one idea for long, the Parisian pit- stirrers demonstrate their propensity for throwing a jolting spanner in the works just when you’ve settled into a comfortable groove on relentless opener “Jigsaw”, which is both a good and bad thing – maintaining interest by avoiding repetition but also taking away from the memorability factor of certain tracks. However, a well- balanced blend of tightly punctuated grooves, non- girly clean vocal sections, eerie key layers and blast- beat madness make Phantom a brutiful listen. Oh, and there’s also a cover- onsteroids of “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen stuck in there. Yes, that really happened. We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether your little sister’s favourite jam is worthy of a proper hate- mosh.