The Number Twelve Looks Like You has a sound that matches their complex name. Like fellow Jersey boys Dillinger Escape Plan, their music is furiously experimental mathcore--time signatures and polyrythms careening wildly in a kind of chaotic discipline. It's certainly not all crazed screaming; "Marvin's Jungle" is gently off-kilter and melodic, more DC post-hardcore than metal, until it explodes into machine-gun drums and thrash guitars, and "The League of Endangered Oddities" features melodic vocals and shifting cascades of guitar texture. More than anything, however, WORSE THAN ALONE aims to rip heads off of shoulders with neck-snapping shifts in tempo.
Release Date: 06 April 2009