The body and mind are both a prison, so break free with this brand new Jesus Piece track, ‘Neuroprison’.
Come August 24th, Philadelphia’s Jesus Piece will finally bring us all their hotly anticipated debut full-length, ‘Only Self‘. Recorded in Chicago at Bricktop Recording Studio with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Like Rats, Lord Mantis), and mastered it with by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Integrity, Nails, Full Of Hell), this is easily one of my most long-awaited hardcore LP’s in 2018. Mainly because there’s only so many times I can put ‘Sinking‘ and Hivemind‘ on repeat before I need some new fight music to consume.
Following on from their new album’s ominous, mosh-heavy first single, the Biblical rage of ‘Curse Of The Serpent‘, a damning personal hell is dished out over the two minutes and four seconds of this new track’s length. “To be locked in a Neuroprison is to spend most of the day lost in your head while the world keeps turning around you,” explains vocalist Aaron Heard of the band’s latest metallic hardcore jam. With each new song from ‘Only Self‘ dropped, the clearer it becomes that this record is Jesus Piece giving us a personal reflection about guilt, doubt, mental health, and both internal and external perceptions – that we should break free from them.
Themes aside, the song’s sick, no two ways about it! Stop-start rhythms and lurching beatdown grooves pair with distorted chugging guitars and Heard’s gruff, indomitable vocal performance to make one brooding hardcore soundscape. It’s what Jesus Piece normally do but ain’t no one complaining about it; especially with a song structure this solid and the best mix/production the American band has ever had. Also, that “tear down the walls of your Neuroprison” breakdown towards the song’s end is straight fire.
Go and bang your fucking head to ‘Neuroprison‘ below. Bring on August 24th!