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Disentomb – Misery

Every now and then there comes along a band who takes an idea and makes it exponentially better. For those not familiar with Disentomb, the Australian four-piece death metal band have done just that. If you... Read More...
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Circles – Infinitas

While it may be better known for the release of some seminal 'djent' albums by the likes of TesseracT, Uneven Structure and Vildhjarta, another highlight in 2011 was the unexpected emergence of Circles, a band of Melbournians who, with their EP The Compass, not only won the plaudits of critics across the globe, but introduced to the style a refreshing degree of unpretentious accessibility. Fast forward two years, and the band have now returned with Infinitas, an album of powerful 'djent' anthems which thankfully retains the infectious accessibility of The Compass, but is also heavier and more aggressive than its predecessor. At the same time, Infinitas demonstrates an increasing sophistication in Circles' song writing process, and again proves the band to be one of significant promise.
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Vildhjarta – Thousands Of Evils

Vildhjarta’s debut LP Måsstaden remains as one of the best dent/deathcore/whatever-you-want-to-call-it releases in recent memory. Their unique blend of an aggressive low-end sound with odd-timed leads is something that is completely unique, and is definitely a part of their signature sound. They showed a significant improvement from their debut EP Omnislash to Måsstaden, but the question remained how far they would be able to evolve their sound after not only a successful record, but a record that had some very niche qualities about it. Thousands Of Evils isn’t necessarily a “dynamic” shift in the band’s sound, nor is it a rehash of old material. Rather, it is a progression towards their next studio LP, and a logical one.