Speaking of the pair of Polar Complexes those tracks are, in my opinion, the strongest the EP has to offer and honestly the final track Reality Juggernaut suffers a bit from it. It's by no means a weak track, it's pretty great, just like the rest of the EP, but after the huge closing part ("Save yourself") in the second Polar Complex track it feels a bit underwhelming. If you feel that way too try putting it on without listening to any of the other tracks first, you'll see that it's a good track but I believe they should have ended the EP with the Polar Complexes.
In my review of No Sin Evades His Gaze's album earlier this year I mentioned that despite my love for innovation it was always cool to hear a band take their influences and mix them up in a fresh way which is what I honestly believe Toothgrinder have done here. Is it more than the sum of its parts? That depends entirely on how much you like those parts and their assembly here but what won't be taken away from The Schizophrenic EP is that it's:
1. A fun, catchy EP that I enjoyed listening to every time for the last couple of weeks.
2. Proof that Toothgrinder are a massively promising band with some really exciting potential if they choose to take their sound even further.
Toothgrinder have created a mash-up of some great bands while feeling like a solid, recognizable band rather than a simple tribute act. Where they go from here is exciting as hell but for now there's plenty of excitement to be found on The Schizophrenic EP when it comes out on Spinefarm on the 4th of November.
Until then you can enjoy The Hour Angle as well as their two previous EP's available on Bandcamp for a price of your choice.