Typecaste Bring All The Big Guns To Their Crushing New Single

Exclusive: The newest track by Typecaste is a result of hardcore's long, hallowed history.

Typecaste Bring All The Big Guns To Their Crushing New Single
James Grottola

For Typecaste, hardcore is a syncretized tradition. The Long Island, New York/Boston, Massachusetts-based quintet don't sound like they're attempting to mimic the attitude of one generation of hardcore or another, but rather combine the most effective parts of the genre's many phases into something heavy-handed and deadly. The starkness of early California, the barbaric charge of tun-of-the-millennium Connecticut, even the nu-metal-inspired sounds of today -- all are present in the band's jaw-shaking riffs and sickening breakdowns.

The band's new track Traverse, off of their upcoming album Between Life, has the combination of these diverse accents down to a science. The song begins with a thick, stomping rhythm, but featuring vocal patterns and song structure unlike your usual beatdown track. From there, things get nastier and nastier, leading to a swamp-deep breakdown that drags at the listener with healthy doses of death metal and sludge. All the while, vocalist Dylan Carlo shrieks and spews over the entire thing with tireless fury and solid high-low-medium gang vocals throughout.

"Traverse was the third track Sean finished and sent over to me," says Dylan of Traverse. "The track is in whole about meditation. More precisely it's about pushing yourself while doing it and the feeling while coming out of it.”

Listen to our exclusive stream of Typecaste's Traverse below:

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Between Life comes out February 7 on Flatspot Records, and is available for preorder.

Make sure you get your sternum punched in to Typecaste live with Sanction, Seeyouspacecowboy, and Vamachara at one of the dates this year:


14 — Brooklyn, NY — The Kingsland
15 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
16 — Chapel Hill, NC — Local 506
18 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar
19 — Atlanta, GA — The Masquerade
20 — Jacksonville, FL — Nighthawks
21 — Baton Rouge, LA — Mid City Ballroom
22 — Houston, TX — Satellite Bar
23 — San Antonio, TX — Paper Tiger
24 — Dallas, TX — Ruins
26 — Mesa, AZ — The Nile Underground
27 — Las Vegas, NV — American Legion 8
28 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
29 — Berkley, CA — 924 Gilman


02 — Seattle, WA — Vera Project
03 — Vancouver, BC — The Front
04 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
06 — Salt Lake City, UT — Kilby Court
07 — Denver, CO — Lost Lake
09 — Kansas City, MO — Davey’s Uptown
10 — Iowa City, IA — Gabe’s
11 — Minneapolis, MN — Whiskey Junction
12 — Chicago, IL — Cobra Lounge
13 — Detroit, MI — The Sanctuary
14 — Toronto, ON — Sneaky Dee’s
15 — Montreal, QC — Bar Le Ritz
17 — Buffalo, NY — Mohawk Place
18 — Albany, NY — Fuze Box
19 — Worcester, MA — The Palladium
20 — Philadelphia, PA — Voltage Lounge
21 — Oakdale, NY — Shaker’s Pub

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