I know our original list was pretty comprehensive, but we’re not finished yet. Here is some more good shit from 2018 that you may have missed, some of which we forgot entirely. Additionally, some of these aren’t necessarily mathcore*, just some good music we liked that came out last year, OK? Alright then.
*we here at Mathcore Index like to keep it eclectic, so brace yourself if you’re expecting absolutely no crossover.
Read the full list after the jump.
Inertia – “Teratoma”
Buffalo’s Inertia deliver a perplexingly eclectic blend of technical and progressive metal with disparate math rock passages.
Members of Extol and The Dillinger Escape Plan come together for 11 tracks of solid progressive metal.
c0mputer – “Consequences of Mass Production Under the Entertainment Regime”
er “whoopsie.” Legit even own this one on Bandcamp and still somehow missed it. Sassy lo-fi mathcore from Florida.
PinioL – “Bran Coucou”
Another album I literally own and totally forgot to mention. If you like weird, the members of Ni and PoiL have got you.
Malevich / Iron Gag split
Would you believe me if I said I forgot 3 things that are actually in my Bandcamp collection? Members of Georgia’s LadyBird reform for something even MORE dark and sinister on their split with Iron Gag.
Kodos – self-titled
Sassy screamo injected mathcore / false-grind in the vein of Gas Up Yr Hearse and SeeYouSpaceCowboy.
PlasticBag FaceMask – “How to Kill a Dead Franchise”
PlasticBag FaceMask have impressively stepped up their game in the past few years.
IKEA Mutilation Manual – “Construction of Compulsive Chagrin”
…speaking of weird, Belgium’s IKEA Mutilation Manual’s music is a strange and oddly assembled as the name would imply, but ultimately an enjoyable and eclectic listen of mathcore, prog, and bizarre samples.
Shaving the Wearwolf – “One Way Ticket to Dick City”
Just another bizarre, sassy mathcore band, nothing to see here. I fucking dare you not to laugh at that album title.
France’s Anna Sage deliver 6 tracks of metallic hardcore in the vein of Cult Leader, Converge, and Scarlet.
Comess – “Botched and Flailed”
Absolutely disgusting and dark. Comess were another band facing lineup difficulties this year, but they managed to deliver a great album, showing once again that Colorado knows how to brutal.
Solid instrumental math rock out of Detroit.
Sloth & Turtle – self-titled
Caught this band with Standards, and was very impressed with their performance. Dreamy, chill math rock with lots of pedal work and 2 handed tapping.
Northwoods – “Wastelands”
y’s Northwoods bring 6 tracks of solid metallic hardcore in the vein of Converge.
The Arusha Accord – “Juracan”
Not a terribly impressive comeback, considering the 8 year gap, but still worth a spin.
Zeta – “Magia Infinita”
A fun album that will most likely please fans of The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In, and any associated Bixler-Zavala / Rodríguez-López projects.
Nightmarer – “Cacophony of Terror”
Members of War From a Harlots Mouth, The Ocean, and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky bring 10 tracks of dissonant, heavy, and technical death metal.
Pound – self-titled
Instrumental tech metal / mathcore on Silent Pendulum (Dead Empires, The Number Twelve Looks Like You).
So that’s it. Did we forget anything else outstanding? Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org