Singapore chaotic hardcore and mathcore band Glassmouth have just released their first new tracks in over 4 years. The tracks are ‘8th Passenger = Death’, the alien movie-inspired number and an accompanying track – “Grundelesque”, a frantic panic melody.
“8th passenger = death is based on the movie Alien, and the song title takes after the movie’s Hungarian title. Like the film, the song explores gender roles, feminine symbolism, fear of parenthood, and childbearing. A man is impregnated and dies from ‘child birth’, the remaining crew (mostly male) are slaughtered by the phallic alien. The hero and last man standing was a woman, who assumed the traditional stereotyped role of the man to overcome to alien and save humanity. It captures the spirit of non-conformity to social and gender norms that we as a band resonate with.
About Grundelesque, it is about the fear and mortality risks of abortion procedures throughout history, and the weight of abortion in society today. The title comes from Grundel, a ghost that devours young children.”
The band also added, “Flatliner will feature 10 songs of varying degrees of cringe, math, and lessons on how to not metal/hardcore. It bears the lesson that anyone can do anything and make things and as long as you are happy with it, that’s all it should be. But in reality, the album is about dread and really really bad things that happened in history. Like a song about a historical surgery with a 300% mortality rate. Or perhaps in this single release case, Grundelesque is about devouring young children. The album will be released in late 2022, with no date set yet.”