Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Chemist vs. the Computer

The Chemist vs. the Computer are an unsigned post-hardcore band hailing from Crown Point, Indiana, with two EP's under their belt: 2007's Loki and 2010's Hydrosufoolooween. Comprised of vocalist Dan Easton, guitarists Ryan Muha and Chris Katsaros, bassist Pete Katsaros, and drummer Chris Rasado, they combine skramz, math rock, and a more modern brand of post-hardcore to produce a very inventive sound. Easton is a phenomenal vocalist with incredible range -- able to emit both high shrieks and low growls and to sing in the contralto range. For instance, in "Llama Horse-Walkingstick", Easton hits the A below the infamous soprano C, without resorting to head voice. Yet he also has a strong lower range, showcased near the end of "Experience Wonderful, Beautiful". The instrumentalists also hold their own, able to transition between different tempos, time signatures, and styles, often multiple times during the course of just one song. The Chemist vs. the Computer are one of the few scene bands willing to experiment with their style to compose rich, creative tracks. Their ingenuity is refreshing and I look forward to watching them progress in the coming years. with two free tracks


  1. I wish I was as good a writer as this kid.

  2. You're a good writer, dude! I don't even think I'm all that great, but thanks for the compliment. :)