Following their recent addition to the Prosthetic Records roster, multinational cybergrind quartet Thotcrime are set to release their sophomore full length, titled D1G1T4L_DR1FT, on October 28th, 2022.
If you’re not aware of Thotcrime, explaining just what this band is, is not easy. Described as ‘cybergrind’, the multinational unit have certainly garnered a lot of attention with their output to date. This album, is certainly going to expand on that, even if the divide between love and hate is bigger than ever.
So… cybergrind. What does that sound like? Imagine unrestrained anarchy, disorder and pandemonium. Modern and motivated intensity blended with creativity. Imagine a maddening blend of electronica, industrial, grind, hardcore, punk and alt-metal. Put all of that together and you will have some idea of what Thotcrime sounds like and what you can expect on D1G1T4L_DR1FT. Even still, expect to be surprised.
Thirteen tracks long, most lasting no more than two minutes and with a few guests, D1G1T4L_DR1FT has a lot to offer in a short and sharp way. Thotcrime are certainly outspoken here and it fits the sense of ‘different times’ that the ideas on the album showcase. They have plenty to say and through this music, they’re able to express themselves in their own, unique way.
A polarising way. If there’s one thing that is clear throughout, it is that D1G1T4L_DR1FT is going to polarise. One side seeing it as a modern slice of genius and the other decreeing it as utter nonsense. Truth be told, both sides are right and both sides are wrong. There are moments of genius and moments of nonsense. It really is an album that you need to make up your own mind about. No words can do its unique flavour justice.
The one definitive statement that can be made is that most won’t have heard anything quite like this, this year. Hell, maybe even longer!
Thotcrime – D1G1T4L_DR1FT Full Track Listing:
1. This Isn’t Foundation, Now Give Me Your Skin Please?
2. There Will Come Soft Rains…
3. Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria
5. 4V3R4G3_TU35D4Y.exe (ft. Aki McCullough)
6. You’re Like a Black Hole, The Way You Expect My Life to Revolve Around You
7. Tweet This!
8. Broken Rib
9. Critical Codependence (ft. diana starshine)
10. This Is My Breakdown, I Get to Pick the Music (ft. Carson Pace)
11. Central Dogma
12. MOTHERFUCKER UNLIMITED (ft. Kate Davies)
13. I Couldn’t End Me, So I’d Like to See You Try
Thotcrime - D1G1T4L_DR1FT (Prosthetic Records)
The Final Score - 6/10