• Sammie Starr

EP Review: 'Death By Design' in/error

Produced by guitarist/producer Clayton Blue of Bamboo Audio, Utah-based post-hardcore band in/error come with an aggressively melodic multi-genre approach with debut EP, Death By Design.


Utah-based post-hardcore band in/error have been rocking the genre boat with the release of their latest debut EP Death by Design. Produced and recorded by guitarist and producer Clayton Blue at Bamboo Audio, have created an EP that beautifully encapsulates the colorful sound that defines in/error.

“Another gold moment on this EP is "Spiraling." Lyrically and instrumentally entrancing, the aggressive guitar work takes this track to another level while the subtle harsh vocal harmonies accent this perfectly. "Spiraling" speaks volumes to this band's creative nature while also speaking to their technical prowess, making this one of the best tracks on the EP.”

From the start Death By Design is a rollercoaster of emotions. Each experience allows the listener to feel something, and it is something in/error have done well on this EP.

Starting with first track, "Give It Up," in/error gives us a refreshing high-octane first approach to their multi-genre sound. With beautiful vocal cadence by Jesse McGivney and enveloping brutal guitar riffs, in/error is tempting us with a sneak peek of what's to come for the rest of the EP.

Another gold moment on this EP is "Spiraling." Lyrically and instrumentally entrancing, the aggressive guitar work takes this track to another level while the subtle harsh vocal harmonies accent this perfectly. "Spiraling" speaks volumes to this band's creative nature while also speaking to their technical prowess, making this one of the best tracks on the EP.

Other heavy-hitting songs like "Death By Design" really pump the energy back into the EP but also extrapolate that extra punch vocally and atmospherically that we experienced a few tracks before on "Spiraling."Featuring Ben Hoagland from Extortionist, having contrasting vocal energies on this track coinciding with massive soundscape energies of bold guitars and impassioned drums, it's an experience not to be missed on this EP.

We then end on a confident high-note with "Caving-Reconceptualized." With a gorgeous ethereal guitar solo midway through the track, it's a beautiful way to end the EP and shows for a debut EP how impressive these musicians are.

For a debut experience, this is a solid and balanced EP. Technically, this is a fantastic EP, and their vocal, lyric, and instrumental, work speaks for itself. If fans are looking for a new post-hardcore band to add to your playlist that is not afraid to play with genres and sounds great doing so, let this be it.


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