The Red Shore
Salvaging What's Left


3.5
great

Review

by Bobby Bowcut USER (5 Reviews)
December 26th, 2007 | 10 replies | 6,364 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A new Death Metal/Metalcore band worth your attention, but has some to improve on before they shock anyone.

I was thinking of getting into some new bands, so I heard about these guys in the forums, so I decided to give it a shot. I heard they were a different kind of Deathcore, more influenced in melodic death, so I gave it a try. For all of those who don’t know who this band is they are a five piece Death Metal/Metalcore act from Melbourne, Australia. The influences are listed as from Death Metal acts of Nile and Behemoth, to death grind act of Beneath The Massacre.

Right off the bat with the first song you heard the major death metal influences in the opening intro riff, with the hammering of the louder drums. It almost sounds like Dissection like riffs with double bass that’s turned up higher. Then you hear the vocals that are a cross from guttural, to a deeper scream. The trade off is much like other bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder would do, which is interesting, but many bands have been known to copy them. What makes this band different from the rest of those Deathcore and American Melodic Death Metal bands are the trade offs from having a dark heavy atmosphere to an almost jazzy, lay back atmosphere. In those slower moments there sometimes will be a little bit of clean hardcore singing, more talking, much like you see in normal Metalcore bands like As I Lay Dying, and the like. Now for those that hate breakdowns, the turn off will be the decent amount of breakdown, and at time can be very generic and well…typical. In defense of the breakdowns, there are some interesting ways they get into them like using odd riffs going into them much like The Red Chord.

The high points in this album is the different sections of the songs that go from slow to Death Metal, that give a break for the listener from the Death Metal sections. Also, at times you can hear the bass in the softer moments which is nice to hear since many Deathcore bands forget they even have a bass player. They show potential in there song writing skills, as no song really sounds too much the same, and put different elements in each of there songs. The downfall of this album is the hardcore like clean singing like chants in some songs that get old the farther into the disc. Overall, this EP is worth giving a try, but its not as Melodic Death Metal influenced as I thought it was, it shows its Metalcore roots more often than not, but its not at all as generic as many other bands in there sub-genre.

Track Standouts:
The Valentines Day Massacre - for listeners of Death Metal
Effigy of Death - for listeners of Metalcore


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The Red Shore's debut EP is a strange mix of metal and hardcore styles, definitely a treat. R.I.P. D...


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Pebster49
December 26th 2007



2991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So I finally got enough balls to write my first review. Any suggestions?

Slaytan
December 26th 2007



1186 Comments


You need more information. Instead on name dropping other bands, go into detail; if someone hasn't heard the other bands, they'll have no clue what you are talking about.

i am the robots
December 27th 2007



1027 Comments


name dropping makes you seem more eliteThis Message Edited On 12.27.07

Pebster49
December 27th 2007



2991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

haha, oh yes, us elite Deathcore fan FTW! Thanks for the comment Slaytan, next one ill try it out. Most of the people know who As I Lay Dying is tho.

Slaytan
December 27th 2007



1186 Comments


Granted. But can you expect someone to know who Nile, Behemoth, Beneath the Massacre, Dissection, The Black Dahlia Murder, and The Red Chord are? Chances are if you listen to metal you do, but I wouldn't assume it. It's fine to say "this band sounds similar to...", but still go into detail about it. This Message Edited On 12.27.07

Pebster49
December 27th 2007



2991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"The influences are listed as from Death Metal acts of Nile and Behemoth, to death grind act of Beneath The Massacre. "

That was just what they say they sound like, and who influcensed them. But I know what you mean, I should describe what "Dissection like riffs" sound like.


Slaytan
December 27th 2007



1186 Comments


Yep

EDIT: Sorry if it sounds like I'm nagging at all. My intent is only to help. Good luck with future reviews This Message Edited On 12.27.07

lospokey
December 27th 2007



87 Comments


Decent band....sucks their vocalist died.

Pebster49
December 28th 2007



2991 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It sums up 07 for you, great year for Metal for music, bad for the artist themselves.

randydances
May 28th 2008



12 Comments


Amazing Band.
I wanna see them live



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