Danish bands Concerning Ambiguity & Demersal offer screamo, metalcore and more on a new split
Two screaming Danish bands, Regarding ambiguity and Demersal, have just released a new killer split EP on Zegema Beach / Tomb Tree Tapes (order yours). Talk to Idioteq Regarding the split, Regarding the ambiguity said:
“Noose” is a bit of an atypical RA song. Very punchy and in your face with a combined emo midsection. It almost sounds like a mix of our two biggest influences in Converge and Touché Amoré. Other than that, this is the song that we spent the most time learning to play, because the main riffs are harder than what we have written in the past.
For “Pugilist” we have recorded this song before. He was featured on a split with Disillusionist. However, we were quite unhappy with the result after being mixed and mastered. The song itself was written by our former singer Jakob Høy. If I remember correctly, he was heavily influenced by Loma Prieta. Especially the song “Fly By Night”, which is also one of our favorite songs from Loma.
Speaking of their half, Demersal added:
“Parasitic loves” and “It’s a frightful march towards you” both touch on concrete subjects; manage the desperation and anger in abusive relationships, and the more intangible feelings experienced in a decaying world. Both songs explore different emotional states and perspectives of a person caught in a downward spiral.
The bands whose About Ambiguity name has been dropped should give you a pretty good idea of what to expect from their half. “Noose,” which they say was influenced by Touche Amore and Converge, is essentially a mix of mathcore and emotional post-hardcore, while Loma Prieta-inspired “Pugilist” goes in a classic screamo direction. Half of Demersal is a little more in the early 2000s metalcore realm with stuff like Norma Jean, Eighteen Visions, etc., and that makes a really cool contrast to what RA is doing. The two groups give a new twist to their respective influences; listen to it for yourself below.