New Shadow of Intent album

2019-06-14 by franklinbumbleton | 32 Comments
Connecticut Death Metal group Shadow of Intent have announced their third album Melancholy will release August 16th. Along with the announcement, they have released a brand new single, titled "Barren and Breathless Macrocosm" which features The Black Dahlia Murder front-man Trevor Strnad.

Melancholy marks a departure from the band's previous works, featuring a more traditional Death Metal style and will be their first album that does not feature lyrics inspired from the Halo franchise.



Tagged: Shadow of Intent

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Panzerchrist
June 14th 2019
426 Comments


Pretty underwhelmed tbh.

New logo kinda sucks too

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Toondude10
June 14th 2019
13900 Comments


guess they ditched the Halo-theme they had going

these guys have almost always been generally fun, song is no exception. Nothing amazing but just a fun deathcore song.

Matthias812
June 14th 2019
90 Comments


I wouldn't say this sounds like "traditional death metal", bit of a stretch especially since it sounds very deathcore-y still. Might just be me but that was a long 5 minutes.

Still digging it though.

Digging: Carnifex - World War X

Durrzo
June 14th 2019
1783 Comments


Not as distinct as the material on Reclaimer but I still really dig this. As long as they have Chris on guitar and Ben on vocals I don't think they're capable of letting me down.

SteakByrnes
June 14th 2019
15142 Comments


That was dope, his vox are so good

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trackbytrackreviews
June 14th 2019
3391 Comments


shit, the thing I most liked about these guys were the Halo lyrics

JayEnder
June 14th 2019
4596 Comments


Vocals are fucking sick. m/

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AaroN911
June 14th 2019
2499 Comments


hell.fuggin..yeh

Arditi
June 14th 2019
197 Comments


After a half-dozen listens it has definitely grown on me. It's still heavy as hell with ben showing off his vocal range and the breakdown close to the end must be replayed more than once.

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TundraL5Z
June 14th 2019
2864 Comments


Upon first couple listens, I am also quite underwhelmed, hopefully it works better in conjunction with the album,
Also yea, that new logo is just bad...

Durrzo
June 14th 2019
1783 Comments


Ben said that the album doesn't really have a single style and that they wanted every track to be unique, so this isn't necessarily "the style" that we can expect from the rest of the tracks. I prefer their more melodic stuff in general but I'm sure there will be plenty of that on the album, this scratches that angry in-your-face itch for me just fine.

pengui
June 14th 2019
12 Comments


It's good but definitely missing something. The symphonic elements are a little underwhelming. They were by far and away the best deathcore band in the genre over the past few years so not sure why the urge to change the sound. In saying that potentially the rest of the album might not have the same sound one could hope.

RippingCorpse1986
June 14th 2019
3226 Comments


Only jammed Reclaimer by these guys, thought it was just decent. Guess I should give them another chance.

AdolfChrist
June 14th 2019
21619 Comments


this was dece. they've definitely done better. funny music video.

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AdolfChrist
June 14th 2019
21619 Comments


"I'd be cool with blackened deathcore"

is there even any blackened deathcore though, i know a lot of deathcore bands these days like to think of themselves that way even when they hardly have anything to do with black metal at all. i'd like to hear an actual blackened deathcore band.

Pikazilla
June 15th 2019
1354 Comments


They just put some symphonics in, that's all.

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
June 15th 2019
10601 Comments


"is there even any blackened deathcore though, i know a lot of deathcore bands these days like to think of themselves that way even when they hardly have anything to do with black metal at all. i'd like to hear an actual blackened deathcore band."

not really but the last Carnifex album had parts that called to mind some of the well known symphonic black metal bands like Dimmu Borgir.

ianbisntdeadyet
June 15th 2019
198 Comments


getting rid of the halo themes kinda sucks, because it was only the really BIG thing that separated these guys from the rest of the pack, but i'm still excited to see if the new album's any good at least

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Tijnmans
June 15th 2019
387 Comments


I'd be cooler if they just chose to do concept albums based on other stuff.

TundraL5Z
June 15th 2019
2864 Comments


I dunno, I seem to get kind of a haunting vibe from the song and the album artwork, maybe that's the concept 'horror aesthetic', either way I dont really mind as long as the music's good

Dedes
June 15th 2019
6509 Comments


Guitar work is a slight step down but these vox are fuckin' mean man

Arditi
June 15th 2019
197 Comments


@AdolfChrist I get what you are saying but when a band calls themselves "Blackened Deathcore" I personally can definitely hear the black metal influence. Listen to "Underneath a Sullen Moon" the first single for the album. The BM is evident. Also yeah the newest Carnifex album is blackened deathcore and it's an awesome record.

Dedes
June 16th 2019
6509 Comments


Yeah, it definitely tends to be in small doses that the BM influence shows through. I still await the day for Darkthrone with breakdowns tbh

WretchedCacophony
June 17th 2019
1572 Comments


" featuring a more traditional Death Metal style"
anything but. this song is solid but this is a very modern sounding death metal, and still holds a very strong deathcore sound as well.

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pjquinones747
June 17th 2019
3024 Comments


If this is still deathcore and not more death metal like the article is trying to say, then i'll continue to stay far, far away.

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AdolfChrist
June 17th 2019
21619 Comments


@arditi idk, for example Bog Wraith has hardly any black metal elements, Lorna Shore has a little but not nearly enough for the "blackened deathcore" tag imo...im not saying they have zero BM elements, just not enough to justify calling themselves "blackened", it's misleading and leaves me disappointed every time. its like these "blackened deathcore" bands think that if they have a few tremolo picked riffs over blast beats, all of a sudden theyre part black metal.

isnt Carnifex more death metal than deathcore these days anyways? havent listened so i wouldnt know, it's just what i thought ive seen people saying about them. Underneath a Sullen Moon has some black metal influence in parts for sure. Shadow of Intent is still far from being blackened overall though.

AdolfChrist
June 17th 2019
21619 Comments


"If this is still deathcore and not more death metal like the article is trying to say, then i'll continue to stay far, far away."

its not really any more death metal than Reclaimer's material. that part needs to be taken out of the article.

AdolfChrist
June 17th 2019
21619 Comments


"getting rid of the halo themes kinda sucks, because it was only the really BIG thing that separated these guys from the rest of the pack"

lol what. i know the symphonic deathcore thing has been done before, but there still arent a lot of bands doing it, and what really sets these guys apart is good songwriting instead of boring chugging and breakdowns constantly. also Ben's beast-ass vocals.

Durrzo
June 17th 2019
1783 Comments


Yeeeah the halo "theme" only really extended to the lyrics. It's not like their music has ever sounded similar to a halo soundtrack or anything.

AdolfChrist
June 17th 2019
21619 Comments


i was alright with the theme but im glad they moved on, 17 year old me would have been into the Halo theme.

SteakByrnes
June 17th 2019
15142 Comments


Plus they would've ran out of reference material at some point lol

maximomckinnon
June 20th 2019
38 Comments


@AdolfChrist if you want blackened deathcore, check out Lorna Shore



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