TRACK PREMIERE: Get “Lost” in Lifelink’s Melodic Metalcore Goodness

Lifelink comes to us courtesy of Philadelphia record label, Innerstrength, having honed their particular take on metallic hardcore on their second release, Love Lost. The EP heavily features the guitar talents of Josh Brown and Kamran Oskouie, some might even say it relies on them. The track we’re premiering here, “Lost”, shows roots similar to those of Architects, Volumes, and Novelists, with some nicely worked exchanges from Brown and Oskouie as they switch from mid-tempo moshes to trading off leads amidst Dillinger-esque chords. Meanwhile vocalist, Luke Blanchard, stays firmly in the pocket between a growl and a yell which might belie the range he has developed since the band’s last release, Nothing, that came out in 2015.

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.

35 – Selling Out

We did it! We finally sold out. How? Find out here. In the meantime, we have some news and discussions. Whitechapel’s new album is streaming, Opeth and In Flames sign to Nuclear Blast (with the latter announcing a new album), we listened to and opined on the upcoming Pain of Salvation rerelease and Black Crown Initiate album, new music from Volumes and Brain Drill, Pyrexia’s vocalist killing people, Joey Jordison’s explanation of why he left Slipknot, new album announcement by Sahg, tour news including Pyrrhon, Plebeian Grandstand, Skrillex and Guns and Roses. Then we do a balls deep on Gojira, and also talk about the reception to Eden’s review of Magma and a general discussion about the state of the podcast. Enjoy!

Northlane And Volumes Announce US Tour

Mere hours after a “Twitter feud” lit up the internet, Aussie band Northlane announced that they are teaming up with American band Volumes for a nationwide tour, covering cities from across the country! Check the dates after the jump. NOV 19 SEATTLE El Corazon NOV 20 PORTLAND Hawthorne Theatre NOV 22 SALT LAKE…

PHOTOS: Veil of Maya, Upon a Burning Body, Volumes, Gideon—January 11th, 2015 @ Soundstage, Baltimore, MD & January 13th, 2015 @ Webster Hall, New York, NY

Currently on tour, we have photos of Veil of Maya, Upon a Burning Body, Volumes, and Gideon for the Slow Your Troll and Know Your Role Tour sponsored by Revolver Magazine. Needless to say, it’s about as ignorant and fun as you can get (without the need for Emmure, that…

Volumes – No Sleep

It has been three years since Volumes released their debut album Via and left us waiting to see what they could accomplish and improve upon in the time between records. Here we are with their sophomore album, No Sleep, which may just be a testament to how hard this band seems to work, jumping…