Blackened mathcore collective Noise Trail Immersion exist in a similar lane as groups like Frontierer, Iron Dissonance and even The Dillinger Escape Plan. Building on a foundation of mathcore with touches of black metal, the Italian quintet unleash cathartic, blistering songs that seamlessly blend dissonance, unsettling atmosphere and dizzying technicality on their new album, Symbology of Shelter.
According to the band, Symbology of Shelter isn’t just a hard listen because of the various musical influences.
“With Symbology Of Shelter we tried to combine the ominous and misanthropic atmospheres of dissonant black metal with the chaotic and intricate structures of mathcore, with the intention to represent musically the concept of the inner crisis experienced by everyone’s conscious self, that uses ‘shelters’ in various forms to satisfy a compelling and nefarious need to attach meanings to life,” explains guitarist Daniele Vergine. “The album takes the form of a 43-minutes-long song (split in seven tracks), in order to take the listener into a non-stop journey in a dead-end vortex full of panic, anxiety, insanity and desperation.”