Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Progressive Deathcore is a generally more favored form of the genre thanks in part to its stronger focus on technicality while maintaining the heavier aspects of standard deathcore. This is further pushed in popularity by the rise of djent in the last few years. So in steps Italy’s Despite Exile, who fill out his description along with the likes of All Shall Perish, Veil Of Maya, or the lesser known but still awesome Humanity’s Last Breath.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Pathology are a band I love musically speaking, but I'm not fond of in terms of vocals. I'm not huge on Pig Squeals, but the instrumentation aspects of this band are pretty sound. Anyhow, if you are a fan of Pathology and you live near Joliet, IL, which I believe is relatively near Chicago, but I'm no Illinoisan. Anyhow, if you're at the show, you can be in the music video that they'll be shooting!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Deeds Of Flesh have been working away on their new album Portals To Canaan, but unfortunately it would appear that due to Tendonitis issues, guitarist Erik Lindmark has decided to take over vocals again after giving them up to Corey Athos to focus on guitar work. It sucks for Corey, but Erik, as a founding member, sort of has a privileged position in this matter. Erik plans to help write in the future still, but has ruled playing live out of the question.
I'm currently in the process of reviewing Despite Exile's Re-Evolve EP, but in the meantime I figured you readers should get acquainted with this rather impressive up and coming Italian deathcore band. The band has an actual music video for the song 'Perfection Neutralized' and a lyric video for the song 'Mechanical'.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
I was not immediately taken with Intrinsic as I was Exoplanet. Even after several listens, I’m still telling myself don’t worry it’ll grow on you. My slight disappointment stems from the fact that I was essentially expecting Exoplanet part two, and that’s not what Intrinsic is, not in the least. As a matter of fact Intrinsic is almost an entirely different genre (Can I call it Ambidjence?). With Exoplanet the band found a perfect balance between Vildhjarta like ambience and Born Of Osiris esque progressive deathcore. Exoplanet is the bowl of soup Goldilocks wanted, and Intrinsic, dare I say is the bowl of soup that had too much of something else in it.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Looper is the latest film from Rian Johnson, the director of Brick, and it stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Jeff Daniels. Gordon-Levitt plays a man who works for a mob in the future who sends people back to his time to be killed. However this time the man sent back to be killed is himself in the future, who he hesitates to kill and ultimately lets escape.
Friday, July 13, 2012
A Hero A Fake have posted a video for the lead single 'Dead And Done' off their upcoming album The Future Again. The video contains some graphic images so it's a bit NSFW, but it's got some cool b-movie horror effects and such.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Denver based progressive metal band Moth are a band you need to hear if you haven't. 'But I'm poor and can't really afford to take risks on bands I've never heard' you say? Well, chances are that in this day and age you have a smartphone of sort, which means you my good reader have a chance to listen to some solid music for free!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Update: The band has set a release date for their 7" debut on August 21st! Check out their full bandcamp page.
This somewhat mysterious project featuring Vincent Bennett of The Acacia Strain has popped up and although not much information is available on the project there is a one minute song available on the band's facebook page.
Testament released a studio video of sorts from their new upcoming album Dark Roots Of The Earth, It's a very short video, being that the full video is a part of the Special Edition version of the new album, but it does give an interesting tid bit about the writing process for this album and some very short samples of some nice riffs.
Monday, July 9, 2012
So the new Baroness album Yellow & Green is avaliable for streaming over at NPR. For some reason t hey set it up to stream one song at a time or the whole album as one track, which seems a bit odd, but that doesn't change the music, so head over and get a listen for yourself.
Friday, July 6, 2012
So the franchise reboot of the Spider-man series began this week with the release of the first film in the new trilogy. It's received widely positive reviews, with the only real negative outcry coming from the fact that they rebooted the franchise merely 5 years after the previous series. However, as an avid fan of Spider-man I was not in the least upset by a new movie.
Right now you can stream A Hero A Fake's enitre upcoming album The Future Again. Whoever designed this youtube video is also a bit of a genius, setting up a next and previous system within the video without using separate videos. I'm not sure if this is the first time someone has done this, but it's the first time I've encountered it. Anyhow, the album is pretty solid and definitely worth your time!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Autumn Effect stands as one of my favorite albums of all time. 10 Years crafted a hell of an album there that had such great atmosphere and raw feeling throughout. Their work since then hasn't impressed me as much as The Autumn Effect (and I think they missed a great opportunity by not releasing their 2009 album Feeding The Wolves as a self titled album) but regardless their sound has been pretty consistent and pretty solid overall. So I'm glad to hear that they have a new album coming out soon entitled Minus The Machine!
A Hero A Fake are a bit of fresh air in the world of metalcore today. The band doesn’t follow the breakdown heavy and simple chugging styles of mainstream metalcore, rather they opt for smarter riffs and interesting lead guitar parts, which puts them on the progressive metalcore side of things. I found the band a year or two ago when I stumbled upon Let Oceans Lie. I was pretty impressed with the band overall and especially enjoying their focus on guitar solos and the instrumentation in general. The new album takes the sound they’ve established, and builds a bit on it.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Wind Of Plague have entered the studio today to record the follow-up to 2011's Against The World. It does seem a bit soon to already be going into the studio, but I suppose by the time this album actually releases it will be closer to two years since the last album. Against The World was a pretty solid album overall, but they could stand to lose some of the more 'brocore' parts of their sound and go for more symphonic deathcore stuff akin to the heavier stuff on The Great Stone War.
For the past few years August Burns Red have released a new Christmas cover song, which almost always gets rave reviews and fans have been asking for an entire album of Christmas covers since 'Carol Of The Bells' released. The band it seems is finally getting close to releasing said album, which as of yet there is little information, however, we do a have a tentative release date set for October 9th! Hopefully we'll have more details in the near future.