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(review) Halysis-Cerulean

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Halysis are hailing from Finland, Lahti to be precise and were formed in 2015. This is their debut album and it is a tour de force in aggression and melody.

There are 11 songs on this record with Echoes being kind of intro instrumental like calm before the storm. The music of Halysis is a mixture of melodic death metal, thrash metal, melodic metalcore and power metal. Nice, eh? That means screaming and shouted vocals which quickly transform into clean and beautifully sung voice and fit the atmosphere of the songs perfectly. Also, metalcore groove meets fast thrash metal drumming, aggression fits perfectly into melodic and more catchy guitar hooks and choruses and I am a sucker for such things and love it when band mixes screams into clean and vice versa. Pack it into nice song structures and you get total victory. This is a strong debut record. Recommended songs: Arbiter, Celestial Vortex.

8/10

https://halysis.bandcamp.com/music

Metalcore-Second Arrows (members of Deadguy, Every Time I Die, Nora, Ensign) release Galactic!

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Second Arrows, the new metal-core outfit featuring current and former members of Deadguy, Every Time I Die, Nora, and Ensign, have just released a brand new single. “Galactic” comes from their upcoming self-titled debut on New Jersey indie label, Hellminded Records. Produced and recorded by Kevin Antreassian of Dillinger Escape Plan, “Galactic” is a crushing mix of metal and hardcore with moments of space rock amidst all of the chaos. “Sonically and lyrically, Galactic covers all of the ground that we as a band want to cover – driving, spacey, frenetic, and back again.” – Dan Brennan. “Galactic” is currently streaming at Lambgoat.com. Second Arrows – S/T is available on digital and vinyl on June 26th, 2020. Vinyl pre-orders are available through Hellminded Records.

Bio:

In a time when the familiar, the comfortable, and the nostalgic rule the day, Second Arrows have a far more ambitious goal: to create something entirely new, more than just the sum of its parts.

Heralding current members of Deadguy and former members of Every Time I Die among others, Second Arrows push beyond the hallmarks of their collective résumés in heavy music, weaving experimental elements of indie and stoner rock in order to create something at once energetic and raw, yet focused in its execution.

Across eight pieces, Second Arrows’ debut SELF TITLED, produced and recorded by Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan) pushes sonic boundaries to create layers of sound and feeling that exist at the opposite ends of every spectrum: lush and abrasive, whispered and guttural, linear and meandering.

Representing both a complete story all its own and the opening chapter in a journey still unfolding, Second Arrows SELF TITLED encapsulates an enthralling first step for a band that refuses to create on anything but their own terms.

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Release Date: June 26th, 2020
Label: Hellminded Records
Formats: Digital/Vinyl
Pre-Order
Second Arrows: Facebook | Bandcamp
Hellminded Records: Instagram | Facebook

Album Credits:
Crispy Corvino – Vocals
Dan Brennan – Guitar
Pete August – Bass
Chris Byrnes – Guitar
Chris Ross – Drums

All music written and performed by Second Arrows
Produced and Recorded by Kevin Antreassian (Dillinger Escape Plan) at Backroom Studios

(review) .Gif From God-Approximation_Of_A_Human

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.Gif From God are hailing from Richmond, USA and this record contains 12 songs of heavy, chaotic, metalized screaming hardcore punk, very close to grindcore and screamo in some song structures. The vocals are screaming their lungs out, sometimes growling the music is very noisy riffs and fast almost inhuman fast drumming. What I love about this band are the weird song titles like No dude…he still likes to spray, but the absolute winner for me is  the song called When you yell at me, make sure you hurt my feelings. There are some atmospheric, almost post hardcore parts like in Whats the BP2BB song, but mainly it is crushing and noisy fastcore sreamo grind. Good one.

8/10

https://giffromgod.bandcamp.com/album/approximation-of-a-human