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Uzumaki
December 18th 2018


1578 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well that's kinda what I mean; there's so many cookie-cutter bands out there that you gotta dig deep to find something that sounds fresh and exciting.

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J3wFro69
December 19th 2018


61 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

These guys continue to impress me

trilo
December 19th 2018


2742 Comments


good metalcore has been easier to find over the past few years imo

i don't care much for this style but i'll def take it over the mid 2000s genericore

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veninblazer
December 19th 2018


10079 Comments


mid-2000s was the peak of the genre imho
least they pretty much all knew how to use anything less than a 7-8 string guitar and write riffs in Drop C and up lol

veninblazer
December 19th 2018


10079 Comments


this is one of the bands that does really low shit well

SteakByrnes
December 19th 2018


15729 Comments


I don't get your hate boner for low tunings

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veninblazer
December 19th 2018


10079 Comments


It's because a lot of bands use them to mask their inability to write engaging music, they know they'll get the slam cucks on board so who cares about putting effort into it?
Also most of them have really obnoxious production to go along with it.
I'm also salty as fuck because it's difficult to find newer core bands that eschew that trend entirely.

veninblazer
December 19th 2018


10079 Comments


I have to really reach to even name 10 that fit that criteria, which is unfortunate. I'd rather not be a hermit that only listens to 2000s core bands for my fix.
These guys aren't obnoxious and know how to write kickass music, so I give them a HARD pass on that one.

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 19th 2018


10117 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Disagree, this is almost as guilty as the heavy-for-the-sake-of-it bands out there. Verse to chorus to breakdown all through this with little effort made to sound different from peers. They even did the metalcore ballad trope. I was agreeing with you mostly until you praised these dudes.

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KenboSlice
December 19th 2018


3234 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

EP slaps yeah

veninblazer
December 19th 2018


10079 Comments


There's quite a bit more going on here I feel. I notice a lot of nice lead parts and the production is pared back a bit.

veninblazer
December 19th 2018


10079 Comments


fuck yeah kenbo m/

Firedust
December 19th 2018


1176 Comments


This is a typical plurals band. Not sure why people like this shit lol

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
December 19th 2018


56942 Comments


oh cool a new highly rated metalcore album

oh, it's djent

fuck

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MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 19th 2018


10117 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

But boy does it have breakdowns. Everybody loves predictable breakdowns.

veninblazer
December 20th 2018


10079 Comments


the lead work and vocal performances pretty much save it for me, and the guitars aren't as tinny as some other albums I've heard in this wave.

J() Alexander
December 20th 2018


7916 Comments


This album now has AgentDeathbat's relatability seal of approval.

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 20th 2018


10117 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Saying that those elements act to "save" the end result doesn't ring out like much of an endorsement imo, especially a 4.5. But, as the saying goes, to own their each. Or something like that.

J() Alexander
December 20th 2018


7916 Comments


It's "their each to own".

veninblazer
December 20th 2018


10079 Comments


to each their own



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