Giver – Sculpture of Violence

It takes a lot these days for me to get into modern hardcore, particularly that which shows clear roots to certain subsets of the genre. During the late ‘90s and throughout the ‘00s we saw a lot of hardcore acts that started to infuse their sound with themes more commonly…

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Oceans Of Slumber – The Banished Heart

Houston, Texas based band Oceans Of Slumber are a band who have always shown incredible potential as songwriters, fusing progressive metal, gothic metal and several other genres into a melting pot of ideas that, sadly, didn’t always work. Their previous album, Winter, for example, wavered between brilliant and cliche, sometimes in…