Stream Vein Side Project Fleshwater’s New Demo

Stream Vein Side Project Fleshwater’s New Demo

Back in 2018, the Boston hardcore band Vein released Errorzone, a splattering and overwhelming debut album of frantic chaos, time-signature switch-ups, titanic choruses, and occasional bursts of shit like jungle breakbeats. The album, influenced both by nu-metal and by the math-damaged hardcore of Dillinger Escape Plan, was a powerful beast, and it’s made Vein one of the biggest young hardcore bands out there. Now some members of Vein are making entirely different music in a new band called Fleshwater.

We don’t yet know which members of Vein are in Fleshwater. There are no credits on the Bandcamp page, and Vein simply tweeted a link to Fleshwater’s three-song demo over the weekend, writing that some members of Vein have this other thing going. But it’s out there now: Three songs of murky, dreamy ’90s-style metallic alt-rock. There’s a little bit of shoegaze in the sounds on that demo, and there’s a whole lot of Deftones. (Vein, as it happens, played at Deftones’ Día De Los Deftones festival in 2018.) Seems like, between this and Higher Power’s 27 Miles Underwater, there’s a whole lot of Deftones in hardcore-adjacent music lately.

Anyway, that’s fine, since Vein is great and Deftones are great. The Fleshwater demo is a cool piece of hazy guitar-trudge music, and I could see it leading in some interesting directions. Stream it below.

You can name your price to get Fleshwater’s demo at Bandcamp.

more from New Music

Hi. It looks like you're using an ad blocker.

As an independent website, we rely on our measly advertising income to keep the lights on. Our ads are not too obtrusive, promise. Would you please disable adblock?