Thursday, July 18, 2013

Andy Rive – Odyssey (2013)

Andy Rive
Album:  Odyssey
Genre:  Prog Metalcore (NOT the djenty kind!)

Track Listing:
1. Open Sea
2. Tempest Rising
3. Sirens
4. Flotsam
5. Breaker (B-Side)

Download (320kbps)
Support:  Bandcamp ($5.25)

If you’ve EVER liked metalcore of any kind, get ready to be blown away, but don’t let that prog metalcore tag scare you; there’s absolutely NO djent or whiny cleans involved!  Were it not for Bring Me Solace (posted HERE), I’d say that this was easily the metalcore EP of the year…I actually didn’t know this outstanding EP had come out until just this morning!  Andy Rive was my favorite brand-new metalcore find on the DuckCore compilation ( because of their somewhat unconventional approach to traditional metalcore – there’s TONS of ethereal atmosphere, lots of crushing riffs and breakdowns, well-written leads with oodles of technicality and melody, and ZERO cleans.  Buy it if you can!


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