LA metalcore act MATRIARCHS, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist and industrious LA hardcore vet Ben Levi (guitar, drums, production), has been quiet since last year when they dropped “Eviscerate,” a ripping single featuring Myke Terry (Bury Your Dead, Volumes). Now they’ve broken their silence with another single, “Feed,” combining down-tuned metalcore with hints of beatdown and instantly recognizable vocals. Chris Anguiano of enlightened metalcore act DMT lends his vocals to the track.
For the uninitiated, the presence of clean vocals doesn’t mean that MATRIARCHS have resigned themselves to weak singing or bad metalcore tropes. Instead, it underscores the constant instrumental heaviness and lends the band their recognizable sound. Think classic nü-metal meets modern metalcore, with enough hardcore influence that you won’t feel like you’re at Hot Topic circa 1994 (unless you’re into that).