Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Band Of The Week: A Riot In Moscow

I found this band a few weeks back thanks to a Facebook suggestion, and their debut EP is pretty killer. A Riot In Moscow are some where between progressive death metal and deathcore, blending the sounds of Black Dahlia Murder, and Job For A Cowboy, with bands like Thy Art Is Murder and The Contortionist.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Norma Jean - Wrongdoers

Norma Jean has always been a bright light in metalcore. The band’s existence has spawned some of the best music in metalcore and in a some way Norma Jean opened the gates for the fantastic band that is/was The Chariot. Norma Jean’s last album Meridional was well received by many, but something about the album didn’t quite click with fans overall. It is in no way a band album, and it features some of my favorite songs such as ‘Deathbed Atheist’ but overall something about Meridional felt out of place. It wasn’t as solid overall as Redeemer and it didn’t quite hit the high notes of The Anti-Mother. Now though we’re met with the release of Wrongdoers, and this album is nothing short of fantastic. This is the album fans have been craving.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Band Of The Week: Fall City Fall

In light of one of the best chaotic hardcore bands announcing their break up recently, I wanted to showcase a new chaotic hardcore band who has a lot of promise. That band is Fall City Fall. I did do a review of their album a little while back, but it's a killer album and people should be listening to them.

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Chariot Are Breaking Up

It's been a rough year in metalcore. UnderOath called it quits earlier this year, there's that whole debacle with As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis, and no one knows the future of the band in that situation at the moment, and today The Chariot posted a video that ambiguously states they are breaking up.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

New Moth Music Video For 'Dissolved'!

If you haven't checked out Moth's debut LP Endlessly In Motion, you're missing out on one of the best release this year. If you need convincing, well today is your day. Moth have released a video for the song 'Dissolved' from said album and you should definitely give it a view.

Monday, August 12, 2013

New Humanity's Last Breath Song 'Void'!

Humanity's Last Breath have released a new track from their upcoming album! The track is titled 'Void' and it's pretty nasty. Their single from last year 'Animal' got a good reception, but some claimed they were taking too much from Vildjharta in their overall sound. 'Void' dials that back a notch and brings more of their sound from Structures Collapse back in.

Commotio Cordis - Self Titled

Commotio Cordis is a band that hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Their name is derived from the Latin term for a generally fatal heart condition induced when something (or generally someone) disrupts the beating rhythm of your heart. Commotio Cordis has commonly occurred in organized sports, mostly due to hard hits and the like. So like many death metal bands Commotio cordis have picked a name centered around death, and like plenty of bands in the genre, it makes for a great name and makes you delve into information you might not have looked up before. You learn something new every day!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Band Of The Week: Harm's Way

If ever there was a band to encapsulate everything that the Hardcore genre should be, it's Harm's Way. Too often Hardcore gets turned into 'brocore'. The tone, the aggressive and heavy as hell writing and the dependence on great riffs instead of simply writing breakdown after breakdown makes these guys easily one of the best in the genre.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Rogue Empire - Overlord

Deathcore with electronic influences is something I recall saying I did not see a big future for and felt was a gimmick. Now I am definitely far from accurate on everything I say and I am fine with being proven wrong that a certain type of music is good. In steps Rogue Empire. These guys have tons keyboards and electronic backgrounds to their sound that essentially build the atmosphere of the album in its entirety. The band are not combining dubstep and deathcore, which would likely be an atrocity, instead they are basically taking Born Of Osiris’s keyboard ideas and capitalizing on it.

Another New Fleshgod Apocalypse Song!

Fleshgod Apocalypse became one of my favorite bands with their last release Agony, and personally I was unsure how they would be able to top that album, but the two tracks they have released so far from their upcoming album Labyrinth have been nothing short of impressive.