Relentless Metalcore prodigies Of Mice & Men have been through the wringer with their share of lineup changes, so a lockdown surely isn’t enough to break the united strength they have built. Conversely, it has only fed their resolve as they announce their plan for an EP trilogy, the first one titled Timeless. Prioritizing quality over quantity, Timeless (Sharptone Records)places Metalcore’s simpler times in a new context by using its nostalgic facets to tell a story we can all relate to today.
Please indulge me for one moment. I am not usually one for breaking the fourth wall when reviewing an album but bear with…. Back in 2004, I had a polar response to two albums in a way that encapsulates a particular dichotomy that fans (and bands) often find themselves caught up in that has stuck with me as a point of reflection ever since. To change, or not to change, that is the question… I remember the unshakeable feeling of disappointment at just how much Slipknot had changed their sound and attack on Vol III: The Subliminal Verses compared to Iowa (both Roadrunner), and the same deep sigh of discontent that Soil hadn’t changed enough (or at all, with Redefine, J Records).Continue reading
While She Sleeps has shared a new single from their upcoming new album, Sleeps Society due out on April 16th via Spinefarm Records. Pre-orders are live at the link below. The band recently launched a new fan-oriented platform Sleeps Society and the band is just getting warmed up for what is shaping up to be a huge year. Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro on “Nervous” and Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 on “No Defeat For The Brave.” Featured on the track “Call Of The Void” are members of The Sleeps Society, showing this community will be a collaborative force in the future of the band!
When was the last time you saw a young band that made you excited for new music again? Fire Follows is one of those rare bands that rock out, but have amazing melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics. Their new single and video for “Glass Grenade” could well be the anthem of 2021. In ten years we might be talking about Fire Follows the same way we discuss groups like Fire From The Gods, From Ashes To New, or Hyro The Hero. Check out “Glass Grenade” now!
It is bands like Riddlebreak that make it a shame there aren’t more descriptive titles for genres. Architeuthis may be early on the South African six-piece’s discography, but its ingenuity attests to their clear identity. Whether or not you think Metalcore is dead, prepare for a journey where you will witness its reincarnation into something far more elaborate.
Connecticut Hardcore Metal giants Hatebreed have released a new lyric video/visualizer for the track “Cling To Life”. The song comes from their just-released album Weight Of the False Self, their eighth full-length, out now from Nuclear Blast. Watch the clip now!
In a year which has seen a global pandemic, mass protests and rioting, explosions, fires, floods, earthquakes, and even fucking murder hornets, wouldn’t it be nice to not have to worry about what final cruel tricks 2020 might still have left up its sleeve, and just have something nice and dependable to enjoy?
Ghost Cult has teamed up with UK Metalcore band Jordan Red to present their new lyric video for their new single “Way Down”! The track follows their recent excellent track and video for “Hands that Built The World”. We continue to monitor this rising band for their aggressive songs, catchy vocals, and timely lyrical content. Check out “Way Down” right now!
As we previously reported,Atreyu and their founding vocalist Alex Varkatzas were having beef for a while, and now the“inventors of metalcore”have announced the departure of Varkatzas from the band after twenty-plus years. The band broke the news via a Facebook post. Alex Varkatzas has also made a statement, you can see below.Continue reading
Metalcore leaders Demon Hunter have shared a killer new music video for their song “Lesser Gods”. The track comes from their recent release War(Solid State Records). War was released along with its companion album Peace, both on March 1st, 2019. Watch the video now!