Djent Was A Genre Full Of Great Debuts And Little Else

Djent had an explosive entrance into the world of heavy music, around the start of the decade. It was a truly exciting occurrence, with first-wave acts like Periphery, Animals As Leaders and Cloudkicker filtering the technically-driven progressive sound of acts like Meshuggah, Sikth, and those of the budding “Sumeriancore” movement, into something  altogether more accessible, while still retaining much of their forebears’ technical and progressive edge. Yet, like most new sub-genres, djent quickly devolved into pastiche and gave way to over saturation—perhaps a little bit quicker than most. Djent, it seems, has had a propperly ballistic trajectory, and—in 2017—as its momentum trails off, it’s hard to get excited about this once-promising phenomenon.

Emmure – Look At Yourself

It’s necessary to start this review with a bit of a history lesson, because, frankly, I’m not really sure anybody who reads our blog has exactly kept up with Emmure’s turmoil as a band: at the very tail end of 2015, every instrumentalist in Emmure walked away from the band in…

Frontierer – ORANGE MATHEMATICS

Ever since the hole left by the dissimulation of one of the most formative deathcore groups of the past ten years, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, other bands have been trying to fill the void that Josh Travis and his atonal, noisy, aggressive-beyond-belief approach left in the worldwide scene. Even…

Erra Lose A Guitarist And Their Vocalist

You heard it. Erra lost their lead singer and one of their guitarists in a double whammy. Bummer. Direct from the band’s Facebook: “Hey everyone, we have a couple big announcements to make; It has been rumored in the last few months that our frontman Garrison was leaving the band.…