Today's rundown of anticipated 2013 releases includes Ghost, Frost*, Xerath, and David Maxim Micic
To a certain degree, deathcore is fucking dead. It's true. As a collective, we are fickle people with short attention spans, there's nothing wrong with that. If you want page hits and controversy, you rag on djent instead; it's fairly simple. Gone are the heydays days where the mere mention of Oceano would cause panties to knot into a near singularity and where Whitechapel were known only as a band who carried around extra guitarists rather than a chorus pedal. Interestingly in last few months, the latter have gone above and beyond service and crossed the border into the hallowed halls of 'acceptability' for the average, discerning metalhead. With that in mind, we now enter the stage of metamorphosis for deathcore, where the once fertile grounds have become a corpse-strewn wasteland with only those that actually had any substance in the first place, rising to the top.