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Northlane Discoveries
5.0
03.27.17
ERRA Augment
5.0
03.27.17
Aviana Polarize
Brutal, complex and aggressive progressive metalcore. If you like angry vocals, melodic ambiance and crunchy djent waves, this album is for you. FFO: Northlane, Forevermore, and Breakdown of Sanity. Fave tracks: Canvas, Pulsar, The Remedy
4.0
03.26.17
Northlane Mesmer
Northlane will always be confronted with high expectations, given their groundbreaking early
releases and polarizing stylistic changes resulting from the adoption of their second lead
vocalist. Unfortunately, such changes have come at the expense of technical songwriting,
instrumental focus, and straight-up heaviness. All this leaves the musical merits to rest heavily
on vocalist Marcus Bridge. Nonetheless, Mesmer is refined, groovy, airy progressive metalcore;
their lightest and most accessible release thus far. Fave tracks: Colourwave, Render
3.5
03.24.17
Wage War Blueprints
Bread-and-butter metalcore. Well executed, but nothing that hasn't been done before. Fave track: Youngblood
3.0
03.23.17
Periphery Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Masterful progressive metal musicianship, and yet despite this, II is still best enjoyed by
cherry-picking tracks rather than listening through entirely. Periphery could be considered the
gold standard for the prog-metal genre. Fave tracks: Ji, Luck As a Constant, Erised
3.5
03.21.17
The Word Alive Deceiver
Another prototypical release from its time: Electronically-infused metalcore/post-hardcore which,
although often derided today, represents a symbolic stylistic shift in the scene to include more
electronic sounds and effects, clean vocals, breakdowns, etc. Synthcore, anyone? Fave track:
Battle Royale
3.5
03.21.17

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