• Review: Sotajumala – Raunioissa February 27, 2015 1555426_10154785365425276_3707913834581876714_nReview by Adriana. The next band in our cross hairs is the Finnish death metal band Sotajumala. This 8 track album was released on January 16th of 2015, so it’s still fresh. The band is offering the option to purchase or download the album for free. The lyrics are in Finnish, but there is an English ... Read more
  • Review: Vilis – Self Titled February 26, 2015 Vilis  It’s not often that a band can pull from major acts and successfully incorporate them into a single album, while still managing to find a unique sound that defines said band. Breaking out in January 2015, Vilis accomplishes the previously aforementioned, with vigor and style. You’ll definitely hear influences from bands such as Sworn In, Barrier, ... Read more
  • Unbibium – CXXII [REVIEW] May 7, 2014 Facebook Purchase Genre(s): Progressive Deathcore CXXII is Unbibium’s debut EP, and was released on May 1, 2014 through Razor Tooth Records. The band combines elements of beatdown hardcore and progressive metal to bring a heavy-hitting sound of progressive deathcore. However, even though it is on the side of heaviness, nothing really stands out in the EP. I will ... Read more
  • Cognitive – Cognitive [REVIEW] May 5, 2014 Facebook Purchase Genre(s): Technical Death Metal/Deathcore New Jersey based technical death metal/deathcore act, Cognitive, has recently released their debut full length Cognitive through Pathologically Explicit. This album is the band’s second release, the first being their EP, The Horrid Swarm back in 2012, which I reviewed as well. In a vague description, Cognitive is a combination of technical ... Read more
  • I Declare War – We Are Violent People By Nature [REVIEW] April 11, 2014 Facebook Purchase Genre(s): Deathcore I Declare War’s new album, We Are Violent People By Nature, is set to officially release on April 15, 2014. However, several MerchNOW pre-orders were shipped and received early, like mine. So I was able to listen to it a few times through, and thus decided to do expand on the mini review I ... Read more
  • Beneath The Remains – Demo [REVIEW] April 7, 2014 Facebook Listen (via Soundcloud) Genre(s): Groove/Melodic Metalcore Beneath The Remains’ three track demo was released earlier this year (or sometime late 2013, there is no release date I can find). The demo consists of three songs, “Pray for Pain,” “Angels & Demons,” and “Straight Out of Hell.” This demo reminds of how metalcore use to do sound like, ... Read more
  • The Brothers Highhorse – A Graveyard for Lunatics [REVIEW] March 27, 2014 1512261_10152216039291170_253714983_o Facebook Listen (via Reverbnation) Genre(s): Deathcore The Brothers Highhorse’s newly released single “A Graveyard for Lunatics” is roughly four minutes long. They combine some elements of black metal, mostly heard in the vocals, with standard deathcore. The pace of the song is fast, and the instrumentals change through the song. In the beginning to about midway through, they ... Read more
  • Subdivisions – Breaking The Fourth Wall [REVIEW] March 24, 2014 a3424885969_2 Facebook Listen / Purchase (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Progressive/Hardcore/Power Violence Breaking The Fourth Wall is Subdivisions first music release of the new year. The EP has six songs and roughly 30 minutes worth of listening materials. There are influences on a few different genres throughout the album, mainly death metal and hardcore. They keep up the same kind of ... Read more
  • Through Lifeless Eyes – Monsters In Every Man [REVIEW] March 10, 2014 a3439818656_2 Facebook Listen / Name Your Price (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Melodic/Progressive/Metalcore/Deathcore Monsters In Every Man is Through Lifeless Eyes’ debut album which was released in January of this year. The album consists of 12 songs and roughly is 40 minutes in length. Through Lifeless Eyes provides a few different types of metalcore throughout the album, like progressive and melodic. ... Read more
  • Archives of the Dreamer – Loveless [REVIEW] March 6, 2014 a3894687771_2 Facebook Listen / Name Your Price (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Metalcore/Hardcore Loveless was released in January of this year and is Archives of the Dreamer’s debut EP. The band consists of four members and hails from Muncie, IN. This EP has six songs and roughly 20 minutes worth of listening materials. The second song is “Ultimatum” and it is ... Read more
  • At Night They Return – At Night They Return EP [REVIEW] March 5, 2014 a0268905451_2 Facebook Listen / Purchase (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Deathcore At Night They Return’s self-titled debut EP was released in January of this year. It has three songs and roughly 15 minutes worth of listening materials. The band itself are from Kingsport, Tennessee and consist of five members. At Night They Return bring straight deathcore with this EP and they ... Read more
  • Pangaea – Unified [REVIEW] February 28, 2014 971824_197109600499915_1996284867_n1 FacebookGenre(s): Melodic Metalcore/Math Pangaea’s debut release Unified is set to release on March 1, 2014. They sent me an early copy to review, and I am glad that they did. This album reminds me of an old All That Remains, but a bit more heavier and with more melodic and math influences. Unified has four songs ... Read more
  • Left To The Wolves – War Upon The Modern Age [REVIEW] February 25, 2014 a0766267338_2 Facebook Listen / Purchase (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Deathcore/Death Metal Left To The Wolves’ is a deathcore band from Lexington, Kentucky. War Upon The Modern Age is their debut EP, and it was released on January 12, 2013. The album has five songs and roughly 20 minutes worth of listening material. The sound of the album is pretty straight ... Read more
  • Invert The Idols – Manufactured Apocalypse [REVIEW] February 23, 2014 a4153974847_2 Facebook Listen / Purchase (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Slam/Deathcore Invert The Idols debut EP Manufactured Apocalypse released on February 4, 2014. It has seven songs and about 20 minutes worth of listening materials. The EP is a mix of deathcore, and slam death metal, so there is something for both lovers of their respective genre. The album is ... Read more
  • Ophidius – The Throat of the World [REVIEW] February 20, 2014 a2418401140_2 Facebook Listen / Name Your Price (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Instrumental / Technical Death Metal Ophidius is a instrumental death metal band, which is inspired by the video game series Elder Scrolls. The album itself is inspired by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Their 2013 release, The Throat of the World is four tracks in length, and has about ... Read more
  • Shokran releases preview to new album Supreme Truth February 15, 2014 1385758_469418146490320_1139148940_n Earlier today, djent band Shokran, releases a preview video for their upcoming new alum Supreme Truth. The album is set to release February 22, 2014. There is currently no pre-orders up for the album, so be on the look out for that. This album is their second new album, Sixth Sense being their first release. ... Read more
  • Assyria – Ardenti [REVIEW] February 13, 2014 1779089_605037552900578_1294597609_n Facebook Listen / Name Your Price (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Deathcore Assyria’s first single of 2014 is “Ardenti” and it’s a fucking banger of a song. The pace of the song is slow going, similar to what you would hear in a down tempo song, but there are some parts that are a lot faster than others. Instrumentally, it ... Read more
  • Conscious Control – Feed The Machine [REVIEW] February 10, 2014 Facebook Listen (via SoundCloud) Genre(s): Melodic Death Metal Conscious Control’s debut EP, Feed The Machine, has five songs and roughly 20 or so minutes of listening materials. The EP isn’t officially released as of this writing, however, it will be released on February 21, 2014 at their CD release show. Therefore, the songs listed on their Soundcloud are ... Read more
  • Species – Pineal Sweat [REVIEW] February 8, 2014 Facebook Listen / Name Your Price (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Progressive Deathcore/Groove/Djent Species’ recently released single “Pineal Sweat” is a combination of progressive deathcore, groove, and djent. The pace of the song is upbeat, but slower in some parts of the song. Instrumentally it sticks to the standard progressive deathcore sound, with the exception of some groove near the ... Read more
  • Remains of the Tyrant – Filth [REVIEW] February 5, 2014 Facebook Listen / Name Your Price (via Bandcamp)Genre(s): Death Metal/Deathcore Remains of the Tyrant’s EP Filth is a mix of raw death metal and deathcore, more of the former than the latter. It has six songs and roughly 15 minutes worth of listening materials. It’s a tad bit short for six songs, but beggars cannot be choosers. The ... Read more
  • Infinito in Torqueo – Warlord [REVIEW] February 2, 2014 Facebook Listen / Download (via SoundCloud) Genre(s): Melodic/Technical Death Metal/Deathcore Infinito in Torqueo’s song “Warlord” is a five minute song and a mix of tech death metal, melodic death metal, and deathcore. The pace is slow for the first minute and a half, but it picks up afterwards into a faster pace. The faster pace stays for the ... Read more
  • Prompts – Vendetta [REVIEW] February 2, 2014 Facebook Listen / Purchase (via Bandcamp) Genre(s): Metalcore/Hardcore Prompt’s single “Vendetta” is a mix of metalcore and hardcore, sometimes sounding similar to deathcore. The pace of the song is steady, sometimes slower in some parts of the song. The instrumentals are mainly guitar chugging with some progressive sounds here and there. Vocally, it sticks to low screams, high ... Read more