I have had the good pleasure of going on tour with these guys. The recorded music doesn’t even do full justice to absolutely monstrous wall of sound that they create. It is crushing. That massive-as-fuck bass drum and crushingly heavy guitar assault is something to truly experience.
"Instrumental grind duo Pound play a super groovy, mathy form of the genre. Pound are able to take their music in fresh directions. The mathy chaos shares as many similarities with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Meshuggah as it does with other grindcore bands." - Decibel Magazine
"With a dash of dbeat, grind, djent, math, chaos, and melody, they're basically the groovy mixed salad of metal we've been waiting for." - Metal Injection
"Experimental metal band Pound are like nothing you’ve ever encountered before. Even amongst all the disorder and seemingly random chaos of the music, there is a level of order that goes much deeper than one might suspect upon first listen. These guys are clearly on another level." - Gear Gods
"Trebly grind assaults, math-metal labyrynthian guitar lines, and massive groovy passages." - Echoes and Dust
"For a band that consists solely of two members that play a nine-string guitar and dual drum kits respectively, Seattle's Pound make one hell of a sweet racket."
"The sights and sounds of guitarist Ryan Schutte delivering a tornado of chaos and groove on a baritone 9-string guitar while David Stickney switches back and forth between two drum kits in riveting displays of percussive vulcanism is the kind of mind-blowing experience I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of." - NoCleanSinging
"This one is fucking weird and I love it. Pound isn't exactly a record for conventional metalheads, in fact, it's quite the opposite of that. It's a record that darts all around from death and grind all the way to doom but runs it all through their trademark insane mathy assault. This duo does the work of ten men and forces you to question basic realities around the power of grindcore. Ecstatic, surreal and wonderfully over the top, Pound has done something special here." - TwoGuysMetalReviews
"The two-piece have no vocalist, just pure instrumental fury coming from Ryan’s how-many-the-fuck-ever string guitar (it’s actually nine strings), and David swiveling back and forth on his drum throne between two kits that have Cronenberged into one. It’s quite the spectacle, it’s loud as fuck, and I highly recommend it." - Seattle PA
Dawn of Midi breaks redefines what extreme music can be. Instead of flashy playing they rely on their sense of time and an unmatched grasp of time signatures to create intricate, mind-blowing songs. Pound