Shipwreck AD are a metallic hardcore band from the Merrimack Valley in Massachusetts. The same small music scene that gave birth to Converge, Cave In, Ten Yard Fight, and many more hardcore oriented bands. They embody the same spirit of rage that drove Integrity, Ringworm, and Merauder to hardcore/metal crossover greatness. With "Abyss", they delve even deeper into dark/apocalyptic artistic vision. In the opening seconds of "Squall" the band unleashes a tsunami that builds and crashes with hardcore force. Oozing with a dynamic ebb and flow, mid-album standout "Helix" shows their rage receding to a calm before the real storm roars in songs "Lotus", "Erebos", and their metallic closer "Zenith".