There's three songs on this e.p., each of them being loaded with dissonant riffs, overactive drums and haunted vocals, ranging from blackened screams to hardcore bursts. Opener 'The Water', for instance, tends to nudge towards the noise rock scene while incorporating the bleakness from black metal. It also seems that the song switches genres in line with the drummer changing tempo, making my job a very uneasy one.
I think this band would fit on both post-metal stages as black metal ones in an equally overwhelming fashion. While the opener smells a bit like post-metal and mathcore, 'His and Hers' takes on the raging black 'n' roll approach made famous by bands like Kvelertak, Satyricon and I. Yes, it does make this my favorite song on this e.p. Although I must say that closer 'Slow Dance' is also quite brilliant.
Death Motif clearly found a niche within the ever expanding world of extreme metal by combining some of the most aggressive subgenres they could find. Needless to say that this music will be an absolute blast on stage. The level of intensity on this e.p. is stunning, crushing the listener in only three songs. Image what will happen on a full-length... Utter destruction, that is.