|jan-feb 2023 digs|
some recent death/metal/adjacentcore digs that I would have never found myself listening to if not for this website. list is mostly just to help me organize the things that have stood out to me recently cause my spotify library is mad overwhelming.
I used to listen to This Is Exile when I was like 13 or 14. It was one one of the first extremely heavy albums I ever listened to and something about it was super addicting to me. I didn't understand what was really happening but it was batshit crazy so I liked it. Listening to this album in 2023 is like reuniting with an old friend.
|2||Fit for an Autopsy|
Oh What the Future Holds
kinda mad I'm just finding out about this band now. shit goes so hard. listened to this and Sea of Tragic Beasts and so far like them both equally.
|3||Great American Ghost|
Power Through Terror
Weird band that has somehow flown seriously under the radar considering how long they've been around. This album is pretty good but I need to listen to it a few more times. Their EP from last year seems promising as well.
Children of Fire
was a big fan of Son of the Morning back in 2009 but I stopped listening to them by the time they released this. bad move on my part, this is pretty dece.
|5||Humanity's Last Breath|
I have to admit I kind of forgot "deathcore" was a thing until I decided to listen to Lorna Shore's "Pain Remains" last year, and while I enjoyed that quite a bit, I'm mostly just happy that it led me to discovering this shit right here. blows Pain Remains right out of the water for me. I also love the album art... it reminds me of that alien movie Arrival.
|6||The Red Chord|
Fed Through the Teeth Machine
also a brand new discovery to me. haven't even given this album a full listen yet but the few songs I heard were enough to convince me that this shit fucks. my backlog of things to listen to is becoming overwhelming but thankfully, unlike every other metal or metal adjacent band, this album isn't 5 hours long.
|7||Shadow Of Intent|
the musical equivalent of a boiled rat.
idk?? it's good I think. I like the sounds. will check Obsidian soon.
BLOWN away by this. Gotta give their newer album a fair listen but it didn't immediately captivate me the way this one did.
Collapse by Design
was hooked the second I heard the opening riff of Embers. So sick. lots of wee woos
The Way It Ends
I always thought this band was corny but after giving this a few listens I've been converted to a semi-fan. This is pretty darn good but I'm more excited about their upcoming release.
|12||Like Moths to Flames|
No Eternity in Gold
another classic band that I've reunited with. I remember their 2010 "Sweet Talker" EP fondly. I had no idea that they were still a band after all this time until I saw Dark Divine on a list and decided to give it a go. This album took a bit longer to get into than Dark Divine did because it's a lot heavier and a lot less immediately catchy, but now it's possibly one of my favourite metalcore albums of all time. Bangers front to back.
cool stuff. been putting this on when I'm in a Car Bomb/Sectioned/Frontierer type of mood
|14||As I Lay Dying|
Shaped By Fire
I don't know a single thing about this band except for the murderous tendencies of their singer. Decided to check this out almost entirely out of morbid curiosity and ended up enjoying it quite a lot. Band is super talented and they shred way harder than most other metalcore bands. I almost hesitate to call AILD a metalcore band just due to how much they shred. Is it worth diving into their earlier records or nah?
A Hill to Die Upon
bree bree squeeee same kind of sentiment as the HLB spiel.
Minus the Herd
big smoke. this shit is angry.
was a lil heady at first but after a full listen i am a big fan.