Winds of Plague – Blood of My Enemy (Review)

Winds of PlagueWinds of Plague are a deathcore band from the US and this is their fifth album.

Winds of Plague aren’t your average deathcore band, I’m very pleased to tell you. Here’s a band that have kept the core brutality of the style intact, while spreading their wings with symphonic/orchestral elements and bursts of melodic aggression. Continue reading

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Signs of the Swarm – The Disfigurement of Existence (Review)

Signs of the SwarmThis is the second album from US deathcore/death metal band Signs of the Swarm.

Signs of the Swarm play crushing deathcore, mixing slamming death metal with vicious beats to good effect. With groovy brutality and punishing intensity, his album is an unrelenting 47 minutes of heavy aggression. Continue reading

Voids – No Character: No Crown (Review)

VoidsVoids are a metalcore band from the US and this is their debut album.

Heavy, heavy, heavy! That’s the aim of Voids. Well, that and ripping up your local pit. Well, that and providing a singable chorus. Well, that and…okay, so there’s more to Voids than you might initially think, as they operate in a few different metalcore circles, and largely do all of them quite well. Continue reading

Interview with Unseen Faith

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As I sit here typing these words, listening once again to Unseen Faith’s debut album Waver, I’m struck by just how truly passionate and engaging the band’s performance is. This comes across strongly in the vocals, of course, but it’s more than just the singer’s caustic shouts and growls; this passionate energy seems to infect every pore of the band’s delivery.

As you can see from my linked review of the album, I enjoyed it a lot, (it wouldn’t have gotten reviewed otherwise), but I must say that Waver is more of a grower than I first realised. The more I listen to it the better it gets, which is always something I ideally look for in a release.

So, sit back, listen to the embedded Bandcamp player at the bottom of the page, and have a read of the below to find out a bit more about what makes Unseen Faith as passionate as they are. Don’t get too comfortable though, as there’s some huge grooves and crushing beats to be had on Waver that are almost guaranteed to get you moving… Continue reading

Seeker – Loss (Review)

SeekerSeeker are from the US and play grindcore/hardcore. This is their second album.

Now this is the stuff for those days when you just can’t seem to get going and you need a huge kick up the arse to get you moving. Seeker are the steel-toe capped boot. Continue reading

Thy Art Is Murder – Dear Desolation (Review)

Thy Art Is MurderThis is the fourth album from Australian death metal/deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder.

As far as the much-maligned deathcore genre goes, few bands do it for me as much as Thy Art Is Murder do. Holy War was a thunderously enjoyable slab of heaviosity, and their brief split with The Acacia Strain and Fit for an Autopsy also showed a band that knew what they were doing with the style. Continue reading