||Nuclear. Sad. Nuclear. CD (2005)
Alexis Pareja music CDs The Number Twelve Looks Like You: Jesse Korman (vocals); Michael Smagula (bass guitar); Christopher Conger (drums); Justin Pedrick, Jamie McIlroy, Alexis Pareja.
Personnel: Justin Pedrick (vocals); Jamie McIlroy, Alexis Pareja (guitar).
Audio Mixer: D. James Goodwin.
Recording information: The Clubhouse, NY.
||Worse Than Alone CD (2009) |
Alexis Pareja albums 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.
Recording information: Backroom Rehearsal Studios, Rockaway, NJ.
Personnel: Smoggs, Todd Ryan, Jesse Korman, Justin Pedrick (vocals); Alexis Pareja (guitar, programming); Jon Karel (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: Steve Evetts.