Defining modern post-hardcore (an absurd term) is a chore – the genre’s become mishmashed between countless other ___cores and strayed from its original intentions. Most agree the genre’s heyday fell somewhere in the mid-2000s when Thrice and Underoath dominated the scene, though it’s been some time since that sound’s released a prominent record.
Enter Matter, a new Los Angeles-based band channeling all the best parts of Vheissu and Define The Great Line dosed with drops of Defeater, 10 Years, and even Tool. The band’s only been around since 2011, but their new album Teraphim shows a veteran understanding of a long-lost era in post-hardcore.
We’re excited to show off the band’s new record a full 24 hours before release. Stream Teraphim below and pre-order via Matter’s BandCamp – throw $10 at a new band that deserves every penny. Catch one of the band’s upcoming California dates and shoot them a like and follow for the latest news.