Whitechapel – Mark Of The Blade

Whitechapel have become synonymous with deathcore. Just by mentioning the name you are mentioning a band that has made one of the greatest records in the genre, with a couple others high up on the list as well. Over the years, especially since A New Era Of Corruption, the band has worked a lot more death metal into their sound, full embracing it with Whitechapel and continuing it, to the dismay of some, on Our Endless War. However, Whitechapel's 6th studio album is set to release today, and quite frankly, this album not only marks the biggest change in recent memory for the band, but also brings with it a bevy of expectations that they must reach in order to please their fans. So, do they do it? Do they reach the bar they set back in 2007 while working on This is Exile, or do they take the path most do down the line, which is churn out music as if it's on an assembly line?

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I absolutely adore prog metal. Something about it just really seems to resonate with me, ever since I first got into it way back in eighth grade (roughly 8 years ago). Man, how time flies. My taste has expanded widely since then, but progressive metal still holds a place very close to my heart. It was there when I went through some rough times, particularly getting very sick, and learning the music always kept my spirits high so that one day I would feel well enough to play the parts I memorized backwards and forwards. It's been a while since I've found a new prog band that I enjoy, however. I just have focused on other genres as of late, trying to discover more of them. Fortunately, I was introduced to the killer progressive metal band we're hosting today, and, like their name, this served as a Redemption for my interest in prog metal and makes me want to go revisit it. Check out their new single "Thirty Silver" here!