Monday, March 31, 2014

Band Of The Week: Hiss From The Moat

Italy is doing everything it can to create a giant presence in technical death metal. Between Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Hour Of Penance they've got two of the fastest and most intense bands in the genre, and most recently the drummer from Hour Of Penance, James Payne, went to join a side band called Hiss From The Moat, who combine elements of Technical Death Metal and Black Metal together into a demonic stew of blast beats, walls of riffs, and throaty screams.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Carnifex - Die Without Hope

Carnifex are a band I've never particularly fallen in love with. their album Hell Chose Me had some great songs on it, as did their first two albums, but I was never particularly sparked by them. Their last release Until I Feel Nothing didn't do a whole lot to change that either. Then Carnifex went on a hiatus that left no definite promise of their return and I honestly expected them to fade into obscurity for me. However this year they smashed right back onto the scene with Die Without Hope and I'm not sure if it's hypocritical or not, but they entirely changed my opinion of them. Die Without Hope is easily the strongest writing they've had to date and makes it easier to appreciate their back catalog as well.

New Boris The Blade Song/Video!

Boris The Blade are getting set to release their debut album The Human Hive in May, but in the mean time the band has released a new song and video for the track 'Desolation'! The video is interesting enough to watch especially if you dig post-apocalyptic stuff, but the song is the real point and it's great.

Band Of The Week: I, Of Helix

I, Of Helix fall somewhere between progressive metalcore and progressive deathcore, much in the same way Within The Ruins does, and like Within The Ruins I, Of Helix places a huge emphasis on the instrumentation and writing and it's works to a great extent. Their sound is very high energy and their great musicianship shines through the album. They draw clear influences from bands like August Burns Red, Whitechapel, and as previously mentioned Within The Ruins.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

New Whitechapel Song 'Mono'!

Whitechapel are inching closer to the release of their new album Our Endless War, and today they've released a new song entitled 'Mono'! This song is significantly faster than their first single 'The Saw Is The Law', and is by far more aggressive.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Band Of The Week: The Breathing Process

Things have been quiet in The Breathing Process' camp for a little while now, as their last LP Odyssey (Un)Dead came out back in 2010, but the band is still alive and has gained a few new members and are hard at work on a new release for 2014. I can't tell yet who'll be providing the screamed vocals on this new material, but it's just good to know they're working on something.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Meet The Devil You Know

So everyone knows the members of the supergroup Devil You Know from their previous bands, being a supergroup and all, but the band made a video introduction of themselves which starts out pretty awkward and feels like the guys haven't done an interview in a good while. You get a small bit of info about how the band got started and how it led to where there are now.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Band Of The Week: Wrath Of Vesuvius

Wrath  Of Vesuvius are a progressive deathcore outfit from California who should definitely grab the attention of fans of bands like The Contortionist, Born Of Osiris, and Veil Of Maya. Their last release Revelation came out last year, but it's a top notch album that should not be missed.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Demon Hunter Post New Song 'I Will Fail You'

Demon Hunter posted a song last week entitled 'Artificial light' which basically nailed down the type of song we were to expect from them. Today we got a new song entitled 'I Will Fail You', which was about the easier troll set up Metalsucks has ever been given, but anyhow, this is basically going to be this albums 'Driving Nails', 'Heartstrings Come Undone', 'Tomorrow Never Comes' etc... They typically have at least one song that's all clean vocals and supposed to be the more emotionally heavy song on the album. Demon Hunter aren't reinventing the wheel with this album it seems, but I'm still intrigued to hear it.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Band Of The Week: Feared

I don't know where I'd be without Spotify. I constantly find myself discovering new bands that I can't believe I hadn't heard of up to this point. Feared caught my eye with a pretty sweet album cover, and kept my attention with awesome music to boot. Feared is what you might get if you blended Meshuggah's older thrashier material, with Gojira's ambient death metal sound with a healthy splash of groovy rhythm guitars. It's hard hitting and enthralling.