When many people hear screamo nowadays, their minds tend to jump almost immediately to the Warped Tour sensation bands such as Black Veil Brides. It is a term often abused by metal fans to describe simply anything technically in the realm of "heavy" music that they deem unsuitable to be called metal or hardcore; a derogatory term that is an easy way to say "I don't like it." However, this broad, negative view of screamo could not possibly be more wrong, as it is a subgenre within extreme music that many could easily respect. It is the most abrasive, raw, emotional punk out there, yet still melodic at many points, drawing from the post-hardcore/emo sound pioneered just a few years earlier by such acts as Indian Summer, Heroin and Rites of Spring. Sadly, however, after a quick surge in popularity around the time of its inception, screamo took a slight fall from grace within the extreme music community, making it more and more difficult to find new bands that were still popping up in abundance.
Rapidfire Reviews — Topshelf Records Edition: The Saddest Landscape & The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Rapidfire Reviews of recent Topshelf Records releases from The Saddest Landscape and The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
I have a complicated relationship with Coheed and Cambria. They're the musical equivalent of Marmite, for two very specific reasons. The first is the old “you either love it or hate it ”, which is fair enoug... Read More...