Columbus, Ohio metal troop, Paper Thin Disaster has released its debut album on MyPixo Records, and it’s turning heads. Well, causing whiplash might be a more apt descriptor. The quintet’s extreme metal sound crosses paths with metalcore, hardcore, even a touch of deathcore. The brutal nature of their sound and attitude has led me to label them, moshcore. When you dial up their album, Feed The Machine, all you wanna do is jump in the pit and hit some shit.
While the guys take what they do seriously, they also have fun with it, as song titles like “Chuck Norris With A BeeBee Gun”, and “Mosh Pits Kill Small Countries”, can attest.
Paper Thin Disaster is a convergence of like-minded musical talents, fronted by vocalist Matt “Tweek” Marburger, and built on the foundation of drummer Chad Frazer, bassist David “Shakes” Bolin and guitarists Jameson Pack and Justin Bristol.
The band hit the studio back in October 2010, and began to carve the chunk of caustic metal that would become Feed The Machine. The 12 track beast kicks off with the blistering, tongue-in-cheek, “Armored Bear Fight.”
The album’s first single, “4271”, erupts with Marburger swinging between his ‘Tweek’ vocals and hoarse growls, before the band comes unhinged on your senses.
“Early Grave” on the other hand starts off with an almost grungish guitar vibe and discordant clean melody, then the planets realign and the pulverizing renews in earnest.
“Drifter” slows the pace a bit, but it picks right back up, then slows again. An aural shock to the system.
A couple of the album’s most sonically intriguing tracks come in the form of “Soulless” and “It Takes A Big Dog To Weigh A Ton”. Listening to through the album a few times it almost seems as if the band is all over the place early on the record and finally coming into tight formation by the time they reach the album closer, the aforementioned, “Moshpits Kill Small Countries”.
In all, Paper Thin Disaster has launched a mighty opening salvo in their war on mediocrity. Feed The Machine is an impressive first step sure to make metal fans well beyond Columbus take notice.
Starting paying attention now, as these guys are only getting started.