Glassjaw have released their third studio album, titled Material Control, through Century Media Records.
The LP, which features 12 songs covering 36 minutes, is the group's first studio release since 2002's Worship and Tribute. The project features band members Daryl Palumbo (vocals), Justin Beck (guitar, bass, percussion), and Billy Rymer (drums).
The opening brutal riffs of "new white extremity" certainly squash any doubts that the band's lengthy hiatus might have softened their sound. The Long Island post-hardcore band prove that they are still a reckoning force in the scene with tracks that forcefully grab your attention thanks to Palumbo's relentless screams, Rymer's shattering drums, and Beck's feverish guitar.
Songs we like are "new white extremity," "shira," "pompeii," "bibleland 6," and "my conscience weighs a ton."
Purchase Material Control on Amazon. You can also stream the full album for free above, via Spotify.
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