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
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
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
Mixing thrash and groove metal into a modern delivery, with just a hint of deathcore and djent, this is 24 minutes of heavy metalcore. Continue reading
Savagery, thy name is The Walking Dead Orchestra. Okay, so it doesn’t quite just fall off the tongue, but you get the idea. Continue reading
This is like an aggressive modern-day updated version of some of the stuff that was being played by some of the bands that sat on the heavier end of the nu-metal spectrum in the late 90s/early 00s. It reminds me Continue reading
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
Heavy and aggressive, this is modern deathcore with some metalcore and djent influences thrown in for good measure. Continue reading
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
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