Metalcore

Artist: 
Underoath
Label: 
Fearless Records

So to begin, I don't really listen to Underoath and don't really know a lot about them so I was not sure what to expect from these singles but I knew that they should be pretty good. These are the two singles from their new comeback album, Erase Me, titled "Rapture" and "On My Teeth". These two singles completely lived up to my expectations!

Sounds Like: 
Bring Me the Horizon (That's the Spirit)
Sounds Like: 
The Almost
Name: 
Danielle Perry
Date Reviewed: 
04/19/2018
Artist: 
Escape the Fate
Label: 
Better Noise Records

Escape the Fate is back with some more metalcore. This album is pretty generic, metalcore often suffers from sounding the same. The album isn't bad, but it definitely doesn't break any new ground. It is very similar to much of the band's other work.

Sounds Like: 
Falling in Reverse
Sounds Like: 
Escape the Fate
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
04/17/2018
Artist: 
Code Orange
Label: 
Roadrunner Records
Sounds Like: 
Varials
Sounds Like: 
Knocked Loose
Name: 
Jaclyn Kelly
Date Reviewed: 
03/20/2018
Artist: 
Parkway Drive
Label: 
Epitaph Records

Parkway Drive is releasing a new album this year, and Wishing Wells is the first single that they have released from the upcoming album. 

Sounds Like: 
Parkway Drive
Sounds Like: 
Slipknot kinda
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
03/16/2018
Artist: 
Light The Torch
Label: 
Nuclear Blast

Out from the gate, we have here the anthem like melodies of this Metalcore band. But before we get into the wonderful musical capabilities of the bands instrumentalists, we need to discuss their history. This band used to be known as Devil You know, a name under which they produced some heavier songs like 7 years alone. They have produced two albums not including this upcoming one, revival, and they are generally a great instrumentalist group with some quality screamo vocals.

Sounds Like: 
Devil You Know
Sounds Like: 
~Hell Yeah
Name: 
Matthew Owen
Date Reviewed: 
02/21/2018
Artist: 
Converge
Label: 
Epitaph Records

The new Converge album, "The Dusk In Us", is a rollercoaster ride of diversity, and intensity. With elements of the 80's skater hardcore scene, the early 2000's metalcore scene, and modern grindcore, "The Dusk In Us" has enough diversity to keep anyone’s interest. Let's face it, most of these genres grow old quick when played alone, so I think it was a great move to lump all of the styles together. Converge even throws a ballad in the middle of the album, slowing things down and showing the bands sinister introspective side.

Sounds Like: 
Napalm Death
Sounds Like: 
DRI
Sounds Like: 
Toxic Holocaust
Sounds Like: 
Suicidal Tendencies
Sounds Like: 
Pig Destroyer
Name: 
Tyler Dille
Date Reviewed: 
11/12/2017
Artist: 
The Unguided
Label: 
Napalm Records

The Unguided in the Album “And the Battle Royale” starts with a heavy lines and ends with one. This band has come from Sweden with melodic, smashing hooklines that set up the remaining album for some great melodies and vocals that both emphasize and support the thrilling guitar lines. Though this sub-genre of Metal is generally not my “cup of tea”, I found my post-punk ears perking up to the subtle electronic and garage influences that are slipped between the power metal chords and the death metal singing that ups the energy of the entire album.

Sounds Like: 
Escape The Fate
Sounds Like: 
Zardonic
Name: 
Brendan Bogar
Date Reviewed: 
11/08/2017
Artist: 
Veil of Maya
Label: 
Sumerian Records

Every day I find myself feeling for those of us in the musical community that are a part of the metal scene, particularly the djent and progressive scenes, because of how crowded it’s getting. We’re all familiar with the bigger names in djent metal (particularly bands that founded or pulled the genre into popularity, like Periphery and anything Misha Mansoor has had a part in or even sorta breathed on), but it feels like there’s a new band on the scene ready to take things in a new direction.

Sounds Like: 
Periphery
Sounds Like: 
A Life Once Lost
Sounds Like: 
Animals As Leaders
Sounds Like: 
Vildhjarta
Sounds Like: 
TesseracT
Sounds Like: 
Textures
Name: 
Chris Ewing
Date Reviewed: 
11/01/2017
Artist: 
Architects
Label: 
Epitaph Records

Metalcore band Architects recently released their new single Doomsday. The song is pretty typical metalcore, but it is definitely well written, and I really enjoyed listening. The song opens with some ambient noise, followed by a very heavy and intricate riff which really sets the tempo. Throughout the whole song, it switches between clean vocals and guitars and distorted guitar and screaming vocals. The singer sounds very Oli Sykes-esque, but definitely adds his own style to it.

Sounds Like: 
Bring Me The Horizon
Sounds Like: 
Miss May I
Name: 
Joshua Fenderson
Date Reviewed: 
10/11/2017
Artist: 
Ded
Label: 
Suretone Records

If you love metal such as Slipknot, Every Time I Die or Bring me the Horizon, then Ded is a band you should get into. Misanthrope is the debut album from this Phoenix group.

When I started listening, I could immediately hear the influences of Korn and Slipknot. In some songs, the band sounds like Chevelle. The best way I can explainthe sound is: the guitar and some vocals of Slipknot, with synthesizer parts of Korn, with the composition and some melody elements from Chevelle and Slipknot. Overall, Ded really reminded me of Slipknot, almost too much. 

Sounds Like: 
Slipknot
Sounds Like: 
Korn
Name: 
Nate Smith
Date Reviewed: 
09/30/2017
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