Sunday, June 30, 2013

Flub - Purpose (2013)

Album:  Purpose
Genre:  Progressive Metal

Track Listing:
1. Wander Without Purpose
2. Colors
3. A False Promise

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  "Colors"

These guys feature the former guitarist of Beyond All Ends, and I think you know how much I love that band.  Great prog with a whole lot of genre influences.  Give it a listen if you're a fan of the genre!

Aronious - Demo (2013)

Album: Demo
Genre: Progressive Death Metal, Technical Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Disillusionment (full)
2. Truth In Perception
3. Disillusionment I
4. Cognitive Process
5. Disillusionment II

Download (320kbps)
Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Disillusionment (Full)" (hyperlink)

Check this fucking band out. If you don't know them by now, you're already doing something wrong. Aronious is definitely a band to keep your eye on. After releasing a demo like this(which is absolutely amazing in all aspects), I can only hope they release a full length eventually that features more songs like disillusionment. I absolutely cannot wait for a follow up after a demo like this.

At The Throne Of Judgment - Goblin Kaiser [Single]

At The Throne Of Judgment
Album: Twilight Kings
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Goblin Kaiser

Download (320kbps)
Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Goblin Kaiser"

For fans of: anything that makes you headbang. This new stuff really gives The Black Dahlia Murder vibes. Seriously, if you haven't heard this band, then you just have to listen to this. They have a previous album entitled "The Arcanum Order" which was definitely a good release, but I find myself already enjoying this new material more.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Collections - Collections (2013)

Artist: Collections
Album: Collections
Genre: Progressive Metalcore/Chaotic Hardcore


1. Event Horizon
2. Plagiarist
3. Inverter
4. Disastrophy
5. Threat Level Midnight
6. Lights
7. Phobia
8. Sympathy Orchestra
Amazing shit. Energetic, well-written Prog Metalcore with awesome groovy/lead parts. Produced by the outstanding Karl Schuhbach (Misery Signals, Solace), Collections sounds like a more chaotic version of Misery Signals, but with the same energy like "Controller". Give these guys your "Like" on Facebook

Friday, June 28, 2013

Before Suffering - The Growth of Your Wickedness (2013)

Before Suffering
Album: The Growth of Your Wickedness
Genre: Deathcore

Track Listing:
1.The Growth Of Your Wickedness
2. Who Are You To Judge
3. False Prophet
4. Insolent Miserable Race
5. Sodom & Gomorrah
6. The Way Out
7. Lust

Download (320 kbps) Zippy
Preview: "The Growth Of Your Wickedness"

More mexican goodies for you all. For fans of Descend the Gods, Cherished. Heavy riffs, brutal breakdowns. Get at it!

Dispossession - Dispossession EP (2013)

Album: Dispossession EP
Genre: (Genre/Genres)

Track Listing:
1. Deceiver
2. Strangulate
3. Beyond Ruin
4. A Bitter End

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Beyond Ruin"

Some good stuff from UK. Show this guys some support

Abide - Anthology (2013)

Artist: Abide
Album: Anthology
Genre: Harcore/Groove Metal/Progressive Metalcore

A Higher Standard EP 2011
1. Season
2. Divisions
3. In The Face Of Lions
4. Goodnight
5. End of The Rope
6. A Higher Standard
Singles 2012
7. No Coming Back
8. Trials
Spectrum EP 2012
9. Something More
10. Vital Signs
11. Emanate
12. Relinquish
Single 2013
13. Revision
Abide has broke up this year and release an anthology of all their songs. Such catchy and great tunes, and you can see what a great progress a band can make in songwriting. Probs to L@lalalalalalalalalalalah for posting this on the cbox!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Dear, December - Benediction (2013)

Dear, December
Album: Benediction
Genre: Progressive Death Metal/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Invocation
2. Glasgow Grin Pt. 2
3. Big Doors (ft. Chris Horton)
4. Odin the Conqueror
5. Fishing for Dinosaurs with Dental Floss
6. A Strangers is Just a Friend You Haven't Met Yet
7. Angus Dei
8. Kony the Capturer
9. Mids

Download (128 kbps) Zippy
Support: Bandcamp ($6.66 USD)
Preview: "Odin the Conqueror"

Aggressive grooves from southern Virginia. For fans of Wretched, After the Burial, Beneath the Massacre, Through the Eyes of the Dead.

Disfigured Divinity – Zapotectron (2013)

 Disfigured Divinity
Album:  Zapotectron
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal

Track Listing:
1. Aeons of Reincarnation
2. Eradication
3. Ocelot’s Wake
4. Systematic Phobocratic
5. Mandatory Heirs
6. Insignificance in Space And Time
7. Redefining the Multiverse
8. Cosmic Radiation Flares
9. Expanding Cosmic Consciousness
10. The End Incomplete
11. Inconsistent Axioms

I was hooked on this from the first riff in that preview song.  You will be too, mmm.  Austria just killing it.  Fans of stuff like Pandora’s Dawn will love this.

Pandora’s Dawn – Fractures In Existence (2010)

Pandora’s Dawn
Album:  Fractures In Existence
Genre:  Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore/Thrash/Groove

Track Listing:
1. Fractures In Existence
2. Impacts
3. Determination
4. Blood Diamonds
5. In The Face Of Annihilation
6. Osiris:  Sanctuary In Ruins
7. Nero Brings An End To Eden
8. Aeons of Desolation
9. Isolated
10. My Hate Will Darken The Skies
11. They Fed Us To The Fires

RIFFS GALORE.  Such a classic album!  And oh, guess who’s writing new tunes currently :)

Clutter - The Journey (2013)

Album:  The Journey
Genre:  Progressive Metal/Djent

Track Listing:
1. The Journey
2. Absent 2.0
3. Machinima (Dubstep Remix)
4. The Journey (Instrumental)

Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  "The Journey"

One of my favorite djent acts.  Their clean vocalist is actually quite good :) Thanks again to bappz for the heads up!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sithu Aye - 26 (2013)

Artist: Sithu Aye
Album: 26 
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Progressive Rock/Awesomeness

1. Mandalay
 2. Eclipse
 3. 26
 4. Hypatia (Bonus Track)

Download (via Bandcamp)

Words aren´t necessary. Maybe the best solo artist in the whole Prog Metal buisness. Next to Plini, of course.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Born Of Osiris - New Song (2013)

Born Of Osiris
Album:  Unknown so far
Genre:  Progressive Deathcore

Track Listing:

Download (320kbps)
Preview:  "M∆CHINE"

Holy mother of FUCK.

Delta - Savage (2013)

Album: Savage [Single]
Genre: Deathcore, Metalcore

Track Listing:
1. Savage

Download (320kbps)
Preview: "Savage"

If you've been living beneath a rock, you may not of heard of the latest deathcore band to blow up in the underground metal scene, or you're just very forgetful.. Delta happens to be that band and they definitely deserve all the popularity they have been gaining. They released an EP very early this year and it was absolutely phenomenal and they ended up taking a third place finish in one of the Duckcore Underground Metal Awards categories. As expected, the new song entitled "Savage" hit's hard from the start. If you like deathcore, you'll love this. Delta is definitely a band that will persevere in the metal scene.

Rogue Empire – Overlord (2013)

Rogue Empire
Album:  Overlord
Genre:  Progressive Deathcore/Electronic

Track Listing:
1. Overlord
2. New Dawn
3. Deceivers
4. Dominion
5. Empyrean
6. Dissolving Liberty
7. Legion
8. Ghost
9. Divine

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp ($5)
Preview:  “Overlord”

You want this, trust me.  Their last album was awesome, and this one is no different – spooky atmosphere, meaty grooves, and crushing breakdowns.  Sounds kind of like what would happen if Delta and a good version of The Browning (sans cleans) met in a blender.  Bang your damn head.

Returning We Hear The Larks - Far​-​Stepper​/​Of Wide Sea (2013)

Artist: Returning We Hear The Larks
Album: Far-Stepper/Of Wide Sea
Genre: Progressive Metal/Djent/Groove/Ambient

1. Prologue: Stheno; Slain by Hand of God
 2. Nascence in the Caverns of Mount Olympus
 3. The Corruption of the Third Sister
 4. The Despairing Sea I: In Search of Solace
 5. A Dæmon Hunted/The Flight of Perseus
6. The Despairing Sea II: The Wanderer Euryale 

Download (via Bandcamp)

Jak Noble does it again. AMAZING SHIT!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Coldharbour Lane - The Uprising (2013)

Artist: Coldharbour Lane
Album: The Uprising
Genre: Melodic Deathcore/Metalcore

1. Firebreather
 2. Dismiss The Despair
3. Bricks Of Avarice 


Preview: Full EP

The vocals are a little bit fucked up, but a lot of catchy riffs in there. By band request!

Spectrum - A Wraith Condemned (2013)

Album: A Wraith Condemned [Single]
Genre: Progressive Deathcore, Djent

Track Listing:
1. A Wraith Condemned

Download (320kbps)
Support: Bandcamp
Preview: "A Wraith Condemned"

The vocals remind me of The Faceless. Production is not the greatest; timing seems to be off at points and the mastering isn't really present. Despite all of this, Spectrum still manages to lay down this killer track. I believe bappz posted these guys in the Cbox a while ago and it deserves to be posted here. If you enjoy groove, you'll enjoy this.

Out Of Yesteryear - Mass (2013)

Out Of Yesteryear
Album: Mass
Genre: Blackened Technical Death Metal
Facebook | VK

Track Listing:
1. Paranoid Disgust
2. Messenger of Doom
3. Tyrants or Slaves
4. The Pig King
5. Blood Like Mercury
6. Retribution in Serenity
7. The Primal Silence
8. Call of Sin
9. IX

Download (320kbps)
Bandcamp (6.66) (About $9.00)
Preview: "The Pig King"

Out Of Yesteryear is, as some of you may know, if not my favorite, one of my favorite underground metal bands. My following of them is so severe you may even label me as a fan boy. And that following helped me be one of the first (maybe the first, who knows) to purchase this album and the shirt. In this album, Out Of Yesteryear has parted ways with their keyboardist and dropped the genre tag symphonic, but don't let that deter you. While losing one member, all of the other members stepped up their playing. The guitar work is technical and pretty moody atmospherically. The album has an overall gloomy feel to it. The drummer goes absolutely nuts in the song "Blood Like Mercury" during the guitar solo. His overall drumming style reminds me of a less mature Fleshgod Apocalypse. Their vocalist has stepped up his game and sounds more consistent. This album is honestly sounding like my favorite yet (I'm only on track 7 out of 9). Definitely go buy this album right now, or like them on facebook and tell your whole family about them. Even your grandma. She'll dig their sound. For fans of: Anything sexy in the metal genre. Definitely Album Of The Year contender for me. I am completely positive this will be in the top 5.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Purge Them Away - Open Their Eyes (EP 2013)

Purge Them Away
Album: Open Their Eyes (EP)
Genre: Death Metal/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Begin (Intro)
2. Again
3. Open Their Eyes

Download (496 kbps) Bandcamp (Free)

Some catchy stuff in here, nicely done. Expecting more from this guys from Washington.

Colonist - Colonist EP (2013)

Album: Colonist EP
Genre: Hardcore/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Fallacious Appeal
2. Knee Deep In The Shit
3. Purple Sticky Punch
4. Remove and Delete Torrent
5. Nerfherder

Download Zippy / Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Nerfherder"

Another band from Virginia. How can you avoid the need to start jumping and headbanging out of this? This is dope!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Iconoclast - Autonomist EP (2013)

   Artist: Iconoclast
Album: Autonomist
Genre: Deathcore/Groove

1. Iniquity
 2. Oppression
 3. Dissent
 4. Revolt
5. Autonomist

Download (via Bandcamp)

SO FUCKING HEAVY! FFO: Bermuda, Legend, Clocks

The Dialectic - We Are Obscurity (2013)

The Dialectic
Album:  We Are Obscurity
Genre:  Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Demonize
2. Dark Archon
3. We Are Obscurity
4. Tabula Rasa (Blank Slate)
5. The Illusion That I Command
6. No End To The Suffering
7. Mephisto Manifesto

Download (320kbps):  Bandcamp / Zippy
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

I do not find it difficult to headbang to this.  Unnnf.  The tone too.  For fans of Megalodon, Bermuda, Iconoclast, Science of Sleep, and Glass Realms.

Monday, June 17, 2013

When Blood Falls Down - Ven(3)aH (EP) (2012)

When Blood Falls Down
Album: Ven(3)aH (EP)
Genre: Death Metal/Blackened Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. †he Ro††en
2. Ven[3]aH
3. Imi†a†or
4. A††era Reproba Deus
5. †he Plague ‡nside

Download (320kbps) Zippy
Preview: "The Imitator"

If you dig Thy Devourer, The Vile Impurity, Angelmaker, this was made for YOU! 8 strings, ridiculously fast blastbeats, deep growls, brutal breakdowns...anything else needed? My fellow countrymen really know what the heck they're doing!

GipOxiA - Stone Sack (2013)

Album: Stone Sack
Genre: Death Metal/Deathcore
No facebook :(

Track Listing:
1. 10-27
2. Identity Discrimination
3. Chaos
4. Boiling Point
5. Oxygen Hunger
6. Madness
7. Derelict Thoughts
8. Faceless
9. Stone Sack

Download (320 kbps) Zippy
Preview: "Faceless"

No facebook or bandcamp found, only a VK link to one track...yet still, found this band from Ukraine. More into the death side but quite good to be heard. For fans of Synergic Ire, Battleship!, Viscerally Scarred.

For The End – For The End (2013)

For The End
Album:  For The End
Genre:  Hardcore/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Decimate
2. Counterfeit
3. The Odyssey
4. Vindicator

Preview:  “Decimate”

Band request

The Prophet’s Whisper – Touch Of Death (2013)

The Prophet’s Whisper
Album:  Touch Of Death
Genre:  (Prog-ish) Deathcore/Atmospheric/Electronic

Track Listing:
1. Ashes After Absence
2. Mistaken For The Monster
3. Constellations
4. Retributing Sin
5. Underbelly Eviscerated
6. Nightmare In Disguise
7. Touch Of Death

Support:  Bandcamp ($5)

Kind of tinny-sounding production, but some real spooky atmosphere in there too (a la Sarkophagus).

Reaping Asmodeia – The Moribund Resurrection (2013)

Reaping Asmodeia
Album:  The Moribund Resurrection
Genre:  Technical/Experimental Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Poison Of The Earth
2. Restrictions Of The Flesh
3. External Fixator

Support:  Bandcamp ($3)

Probably some of the best tech deathcore to come out this year – I hear elements of Mycelia, No Consequence, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, and Fall In Archaea.  Chaotic, mathy, and groovy.

Legend Of Leviathan – The Cleansing Of Mankind (2013)

Legend Of Leviathan
Album:  The Cleansing Of Mankind
Genre:  Deathcore/Prog Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. The Cleansing Of Mankind
2. Carriers
3. Harbinger Of Conformity
4. Imminent
5. Facebreaker

Preview:  “Carriers”

Sounds kind of like what would happen if Emissary and Science of Sleep had a baby.  Heavy as balls, and none too shabby.

The World In Cinematic - Chapters (2013)

Artist: The World In Cinematic
Album: Chapters
Genre: Metalcore/Australiacore

1. Voidwalkers
 2. Eye of the Storm
 3. Loved, Lost
 4. Natural Disaster
 5. Paradigm Shift
6. Paradise Lost 

Download (via Bandcamp)

Australia, you did it again. Dropping good bands again and again and again. What´s wrong with you, Australia? Their first song, Voidwalkers, get MUCH attention on the web, and I understand this totally!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Evolves - Evolves (2013)

Artist: Evolves
Album: Evolves
Genre: Technical Metalcore

1. Unfaith
 2. Apocalypse
3. Versions
 4. Evolves
 5. Revelations


Solid output from Mexico. FFO: August Burns Red 

.linked. - .linked. EP (2013)

Album: .linked. EP
Genre: Technical Metal

Track Listing:
1. Shapes
2. Between Two Worlds
3. We Are But One Moment

Download (320kbps)
Support: (Free)
Preview: "Shapes"

Another good find from Israel. These guys describe themselves as technical metal. Plenty of tasty riffs and some solos. Their vocal style ranges from metalcore to deathcore, with some cleans mixed in. A short but fun EP.

Beneath The Tide - Debut EP (2013)

Beneath The Tide
Album: Debut EP
Genre: Beatdown/Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Struggle
2. Warriors
3. Homes
4. Interlude
5. Simon
6. The Infidel
7. FTP (Fuck This Planet)
8. Values

Download Zippy/Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "The Infidel"

Jam packed brutal stuff from this guys from South London. Music to make you destroy everything around! Monstruous riffs, massive breakdowns, powerful drumming and the roaring vocals! What else can you ask for? If you're into Black Tongue, Demoraliser, Prophet, this is a must!

Of An Empire
Album: Reaper EP
Genre: Metalcore/Post-Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Kill!
2. Malice Tongues (ft. Tanner Allen w/Seeker)
3. The Humbler
4. Dear Harp
5. Selling Point
6. Bone Breaker (ft. Mitch Howie w/The Dialectic)

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Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "The Humbler"

No idea why I haven't noticed this guys before. Catchy riffs, the breakdowns, the melodies...

To Heaven Earth Is Hell - The King (2013)

  Artist: To Heaven Earth Is Hell
Album: The King
Genre: Metalcore/Hardcore

1. Take This To Heart (ft. Victor de Meijier)
2. Mr. And Mrs. Void
3. Them Boogeymen
4. When Time Becomes Its Own Enemy
5. Interlude
6. The King (ft. Daan Nieboer - 18 Miles)
7. The Omen


Full of passion and energy.

Remaining Chaos - A New Silence (2013)

Artist: Remaining Chaos
Album: A New Silence
Genre: Symphonic/Melodic Death Metal

1. Reality Redefined
 2. A New Silence
 3. Image
 4. Equivalence
 5. Requiem  
 6. Fires  
7. Requiem (Orchestra only version) 

Download (via Bandcamp)

One word: EPIC!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sidious – Ascension To The Throne Ov Self (2013)

Album:  Ascension To The Throne Ov Self
Genre:  Symphonic/Blackened Death Metal/Grind

Track Listing:
1. Insurmountable Mass
2. Sentient Race
3. Nihilistic Regeneration
4. Ascension To The Throne Ov Self

Support:  Bandcamp ($4.43)

Take all the best elements of Make Them Suffer, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Behemoth, Nile, Dimmu Borgir, Zyklon, and even Cattle Decapitation, and put them in a blender…and you’ll get Sidious.  Wickedly-composed symphonic elements and intricate keys, epic atmosphere, and riffs-a-plenty, all woven expertly over ever-present, almost Black Dahlia Murder-esque, machine-gun blast beats.  To quote Kaotoxin Record’s exec, this is simply one of the most impressive debut EP’s you’ll hear.  I happen to agree with him…in fact, I’d put it right near Cognizance’s monstrous release earlier this year (which I posted/raved about HERE).  If you don’t believe me, check out HeavyBlog’s raving 4/5 review RIGHT HERE.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Above the Hate - We Are EP (2013)

Above the Hate
Album: We Are (EP)
Genre: Hardcore/Metalcore

Track Listing:
1.The Sunset of the Thankful
2. In The Land Where Even Christ Turned His Back
3. The Kids From The Outisde (feat. Daboi)
4. Hardies and G's (feat. Nejah & Malabá)
5. The Dawn of the Doomed
6. Rotten Face (Bonus Track)

Download (320 kbps): ZippyMediafire

Preview: "Above The Hate - The Kids From The Southside (Feat. Daboi)"

Another hit from Portugal, by request. Some good classic grooves, great lyrics. Give them a chance

Disposal - Nothing But the Truth EP (2013)

Album: Nothing But The Truth (EP)
Genre: Thrashcore/Hardcore

Track Listing:
1. Intro (Nothing But The Truth)
2. Unchained
3. Backstabbed
4. FxBxExM
5. Retarded Society

Download Zippy/ Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Retarded Society"

Posted by request. Something different from what has been posted lately, from Portugal again. Thrashy, hardcore tunes to headbang and jump all around the place.

Jambalaya Window And The Midwest Lover - Ambivalent (2013)

Artist: Jambalaya Windo And The Midwest Lover
Album: Ambivalent
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal/Experimental/Ambient

1. Clear as Mud
 2. The Descent
 3. Ingrained
 4. Metastasis (Homarus Vulgaris)
 5. Dead Weight
 6. Pescynism
7. Peace and Quiet 

Download (via Bandcamp)

This is AWESOME shit. Very great atmosphere. French one man project with great ideas and unconventional grooves and ideas.

Peculate - Pax Tecum (2013)

Artist: Peculate
Album: Pax Tecum
Genre: Mathcore/Experimental/Progressive Metal

1. Suffer Peacefully
 2. Never Hurt a Soul
 3. When Push Comes to Shove
 4. Higher Horses
 5. A Romance
 6. Class War
7. Some Parting Advice  

Download (via Bandcamp)

Ben Norton is a denizen on Duckcore. With his extraordinary style, he totally deserves it. But this is, by far, his best work. Definitely a candidate for the EP Of The Year!

Water´s Edge - An Abstract Collapse (2012)

Artist: Water´s Edge
Album: An Abstract Collapse
Genre: Instrumental Progressive Metal 

1. So You Don't Forget (ft. Julian Rodriguez)
 2. The Coriolis Effect
 3. Hypnagogic Imagery
 4. Lucid Dreams
 5. The Obelisk (ft. Max Gorelick)
 6. The Balance Of Realism
 7. Spidernomics
 8. Birds In Space (ft. Alex Campbell)
 9. Null
10. One Realm

Download (via Bandcamp)

This is exactly my style of music. Intelligent, riff-orianteted and nice solo work. Check it!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Obscurity Rising - Release the Beast EP (2012)

Obscurity Rising
Album: Release the Beast EP
Genre: Deathcore/Electronic

Track Listing:
1. The Rising
2. Guilty Conscience
3. Release the Beast
4. Interlude
5. Misery
6. Devotion
7. Mischievous Grave

Download Zippy/ Bandcamp
Support: Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview: "Misery"

For those who actually listened to the whole compilation, hope you got stuck with this band the same way I did. Really stoked to here more from this guys in a full length.

Desolate Dreams - Self-Titled (2012)

Desolate Dreams
Progressive Metal/Instrumental

1. The Burning Leaves
2. I'm On a Boat
3. The Chinese Garden (FT Ben Eames)
4. The Spiders Nest
5. Tempest
6. Idle Growth
7. ffopir!

Thanks to Desolate Dreams' Jake Woodward for making this download link possible
Preview: The Chinese Garden (Featuring Ben Eames)

One man progressive metal machine Jake Woodward has created a gorgeous soundscape that would have Paul Waggoner himself drooling. This album is more than enough to keep up with the afluent progressive guitarists of this generation.  He's got a new album titled Sentient City that will be released later this year, which should be amazing. Get excited ducklings

For fans of: Between The Buried And Me, Angel Vivaldi, Scale The Summit, Chon, Jakub Zytecki.

 Oh and If you enjoy it drop by their (his) facebook and give 'em (him) a like. They're (he is) barely grazing a thousand and could use some exposure.


Against The Waves – The Golden Hive (2012)

Against The Waves
Album:  The Golden Hive
Genre:  Metalcore/Post-Hardcore/Electronic

Track Listing:
1. Enter The Swarm
2. Hivemind
3. Nebraska
4. Ecotone
5. Twin Tracks
6. Something More
7. The Bitter End
8. Spotlights And Papercuts
9. Syzygy

Download (320kbps):  Zippy / Bandcamp
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)

Definitely give these guys a chance if you're a metalcore fan -- they recently won a battle of the bands in Spain, and it shows.  I hear some old As Blood Runs Black rhythm and some Viatrophy-esque fist-pumping riffs in their sound.  They don’t do anything that hasn’t been done before, but if you take the best band on Rise Records today, add talent, and get rid of the whineyness in the clean sections and most of the predictability in the song structure, I’d imagine you’d end up with something like Against The Waves.  

Elision of Animus – Dementia (2013)

Elision of Animus
Album:  Dementia
Genre:  Prog. Death(core)?

Track Listing:
1. self ventriloquist
2. penumbra
3. umbra
4. fog of war
5. memorial

Download (320kbps):  Zippy / Bandcamp
Support:  Bandcamp (NYP)
Preview:  “Umbra”

I meant to post this a while ago, but never quite got around to it…that being said, shred.  Fans of this will really enjoy my old post Witch Of The Waste (preview HERE).

Emerald Eyes - The EP (2013)

Artist: Emerald Eyes
Album: The EP
Genre: Deathcore/ Groove

1. Welcome
 2. Rough Justice
 3. The Mirror
 4. Aurora (Interlude)  
 5. Sunfire
6. Half-Life    

Download (via Bandcamp)

Preview: Half-Life

Wow. This comes out of nowhere. I´m not so much into Deathcore anymore, but this is a real gem! Groovy as hell, pissed-off vocals, awesome leads. I like the hardcorish feeling in some riffs. Probs to bong rips for discovering these dudes!

Errata - Cognac Al Dente (2012)

Artist: Errata
Album: Cognac Al Dente
Genre: Mathcore/Jazzcore

1. Have Another Scone
 2. Gondola
 3. Miss Discord
 4. Venus En Code
5. Post-Coital 15% 

Download (via Badncamp)

Preview: Have Another Score

WTF! I stumbled across this band some days ago, and it totally blew me away. Like a jazzier version of early TDEP, or a more corish version of Ephel Duath. These dudes from Australia are totally crazy

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Invariant - Aftermath (Demo 2013)

The Invariant
Album: Aftermath (Demo)
Genre: Progressive Deathcore

Track Listing:
1. Amylase
2. Reivyn
3. Irrevelation
4. Collisions
5. Messiah Complex

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Preview: "Messiah Complex"

Quite a nice discovery, this guys from Texas really know what they're doing. Crude groovy tunes that make you want to stay for more and more and more. At the end, some good proggy deathcore

Trace Your Steps - Between You & I EP (2012)

Trace Your Steps
Album: Between You & I (EP)
Genre: (Genre/Genres)

Track Listing:
1. In Perspective
2. Culmination
3. Sleeper
4. Forgiveness
5. Reckoning
6. No Complaints

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Preview: "Forgiveness"

Solid catchy riffs and strong vocals, gotta say this guys from Long Island surprised me.