Style: Math metalcore
Release date: March 9th 2009

Polish mathcore quartet Mothra gives birth to their second album. I have no idea what the first album sounds like, but I assume it is in the same kind of style. I always admire bands that hail from East European countries and come with an album that sounds rather good. Most of them haven't got a big budget, but they manage anyhow.

Musically I'm not that impressed, therefore it is a little too average. The music doesn't stick easy in your head, but I think that is not the intention with this style either. Influences that pass by are bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Twelve Tribes, High on Fire, Sepultura and Textures, but they don't reach the level of any of those bands. The fast songs are very listenable, but with the slow song "Octarine" they are completely off the mark. This track is in doom tempo, but doesn't give me a lot of pleasure.

Mothra combines technical mathcore with some death influences, has some good ideas and is not a complete waste of time. I think they can reach a certain fan base, but I don't see them playing in big stadiums or  on the main stage at festivals. Quite average.

01. Squant
02. Hooloovoo
03. Octarine
04. Grue
05. Bleen
06. Fullgin/A
07. Fullfin/B
Label: SelfmadeGod Records
Provided by: SelfmadeGod Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: February 17th 2009