Jacksonville’s Emperor X has been around for over a decade, and during this period he has been very productive. Emperor X is the solo project of Chad Matheny, despite the fact that it could be mistaken for a thrash group whose collective age was less than forty. “A Violent Translation of The Concordia Headscarp” starts out with a really pretty guitar part placed over a very interesting rhythmic part that sounds like layered clapping. Chad’s vocals work incredibly well over the light instrumentation. The song’s chorus succeeds in being both compelling and catchy at the same time, which is a rare feat. It’s hard not to hum along with the tune, and with every play, it gets more engaging.