convention is defied again, not only because labelling this sort of music comes with great difficulties but mainly because these young whipper-snappers aren't old enough to have heard half the music they're molding, reshaping and/or bastardising. The argument could be that it's all been done before or that the elemental basic structure is a cliche: underground bands have been cobbling together this sort of intelligent hardcore with a off-kilter jazz edge for ages, but this to come from ones so young is... well.. unprecedented.
It's just all so damn efficient and clean, but simulteneously grubby with a knowing dirty look - it's teen angst in an aged hindsight.
Who can this be compared to?
Dillinger Escape Plan's Calculating Infinity, slowed down a notch and given more chance to exercise their jazzy demons.
Volta Do Mar..
Maybe a slice of Botch?