A year and a half after losing everything in the kind of house fire that makes you think twice about using the word "brutal" to describe music, Lawrence's The Esoteric will celebrate the release of their triumphant sophomore Prosthetic Records LP "Subverter." Characterized by inventive chord structures, clinic-grade musicianship and the caustic vocals of frontman Steve Cruz, the band has been pushing the limits of their combined creative cylinders for a decade. "Subverter" is a titanic three-month effort that finds the band walking a line between their metal roots and the hard rock stylings of KC bands like Shiner and Season to Risk (STR vocalist Steve Tulipana guests on one track). Relentless and injected with passion, the album figures to impress even those who have witnessed The Esoteric's ear-bleeding evolution.Listen to our podcast preview of The Esoteric's new album "Subverter." Last Caress is Esoteric's tribute to Misfits.
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- Podcast preview of The Esoteric's new album (October 17, 2006)