"The band is passionate about their beliefs and presenting them in a way that makes sense to them. Whether you agree or not with the lyrical content is a discussion for you to have with yourself and peers, coming to a conclusion that makes sense to you too. But musically above all else, Herbivore is a triumph. Held up to Whetting Occam’s Razor, it’s like night and day – two abjectly different records, but ones still crafted by the same beating hearts of its creators."
- Jonathan Keane, CVLT Nation
" ...This album is fucking phenomenal and if you’re into hardcore a la Early Graves and Trap Them, you need to sink your teeth into Momentum."
- American Aftermath
Hardcore Londoners MOMENTUM will release their second and final album, HERBIVORE, on February 26 through HALO OF FLIES RECORDS. With members of Light Bearer and former members of Fall of Efrafa in its ranks, Momentum's credibility as a force to be reckoned with is unquestionable.
Debut full-length Whetting Occam's Razor caused a stir in 2011 with its perfect balance of Carl Sagan-influenced philosophy and resonance. Whetting Occam's Razor can be streamed here. In accordance with its straightforward DIY ethic, the band also made the album available for free download. "If anything, Momentum have taken a conscious step or two back, to make a record more poised for recklessness and in tune with the hardcore punk that inspired them to begin with it" (CVLT Nation).
Acknowledged as "the most direct and belligerent release" the band has been involved in, whatHerbivore delivers is impossible to ignore. Momentum remind us of our own conscience and accountability while packaging their words in layers of musicality, spanning from melodic hardcore to crust and back again. The candidness in which very real nightmares are unveiled is alarmingly refreshing in a society that demands transparency at all costs. Those who open their ears to Momentum's open letter to the food industry will not be disappointed.
As stated by the band:
"Please consider the words we have written, and reflect on the rights of non human animals, their screams are much more significant and deserve much more attention than ours."
released 05 March 2013
Matthew Bunkell: Guitar, piano, voice
Gerfried Ambrosch: Guitar, voice
Olly Stubbs: Bass, voice
Joseph Towns: Drums
Alex CF: Voice, lyrics
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