One of the most interesting albums of the year is Disharmony by Twitching Tongues. Taylor Young is maybe better known in metal communities for his role as the drummer in Nails, but he also pulls double-duty as guitarist and engineer in Twitching Tongues, alongside his brother, vocalist Colin.
Surprisingly for a metallic hardcore album, Disharmony is pretty experimental – rough guitar tones, alt-rock vocal melodies, and strange compositional structures. It also has one of the most unique sounds for its genre, which often leans towards either the shitty DIY basement recording, or the polished grime of Kurt Ballou’s GodCity studio.
Taylor Young recorded the album at his own The Pit Recording Studio in Van Nuys, California, and the process was documented in the below video. The clip shows off the line between do-it-yourself/pull yourself up by the bootstraps and finely honed engineering chops recording style that Young is settling into.
Disharmony drops via Metal Blade on Halloween. Pre-order your copy here.