The Apex – Underbelly

The Apex – Underbelly

5th August 2016 0 By Jon Deaux
The Apex from Windsor, Ontario are set to release their E.P Underbelly August 17th, which is the same day they kick off their Eastern Canadian Tour.


The Apex are an interesting bunch of geezers, especially their vocalist Darren Marchand who suffers from Neurogenic Stammering. This affects his speech where the brain won’t tell the mouth what to say so he’s unable to carry on a normal conversation, but for some reason he’s able to scream all the lyrics live and that is how he gets to express himself vocally with the band. Darren has got to be heard to be believed. The man is a monster of a vocalist.

In fact the entire band are ridiculously talented & their music is stupidly technical.

Tyson is a powerhouse of a drummer.

As for guitarists Brian Gemus & Steve Landgraff along with bass player Jer Candusso , they just lock in & knock your fucking socks off.

The Underbelly E.P itself is just 3 tracks & 11 minutes of absolute brutality. Imagine Meshuggah had a love child to Gov’t Mule & you pretty much have a fairly good idea what to expect.

The Apex are streaming the title track HERE & you can also purchase the full product.

Recorded at: Empire Recording Studios & engineered by: Nick Kinnish at Serafina Productions you wouldn’t believe this is a self released E.P

It’s just a homunculus of an album & it’s great to hear a young band making brutal math metal.
The Apex Presss Photo
L-R: The Apex Album lineup: Brian Gemus (Guitar) | Tyson Taylor (Drums) | Darren Marchand (Vocals) | Jer Candusso (Bass) | Steve Landgraff (Guitar) (Photo Credit Shari Richards)

Score 8.5/10AATR Approved

The-Apex-Underbelly-CoverwebThe Apex – Underbelly (EP)
1. Scabs and Sheep (3:06)
2. Underbelly (4:19)
3. Paid in Exposure (3:48)

Release Date:
August 17, 2016


EP Credits:
Music and lyrics written by Steve Landgraff and Tyson Taylor

Check out The Apex at the following: | Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Soundcloud | Instagram | Bandcamp

For fans of:
The Dillinger Escape Plan, Meshuggah, The Red Chord, Candiria

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