Jacob Bannon new band, song

2020-03-31 by Lelle | 138 Comments
Converge singer Jacob Bannon has just announced his new death-metal quintet Umbra Vitae, who will release their 10-song debut LP, Shadow of Life, on May 1st digitally through Deathwish Inc.

The band's lineup features Jacob Bannon: Vocals, Lyrics (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, Blood From the Soul), Mike McKenzie: Guitars, Vocals (The Red Chord, Wear Your Wounds, Stomach Earth), Sean Martin: Guitars, Vocals (ex-Hatebreed, Wear Your Wounds, Twitching Tongues), Greg Weeks: Bass (The Red Chord, Labor Hex, etc), Jon Rice: Drums (ex-Job for a Cowboy, Uncle Acid, etc)

Stream the album's lead single, Return to Zero, below:



Shadow of Life track listing:
1. Decadence Dissolves
2. Ethereal Emptiness
3. Atheist Aesthetic
4. Mantra of Madness
5. Fear Is a Fossil
6. Polluted Paradise
7. Intimate Inferno
8. Return to Zero
9. Blood Blossom
10. Shadow of Life

Tagged: Umbra Vitae

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Space Jester
March 31st 2020
8643 Comments


Hmm not bad

Tunaboy45
March 31st 2020
17157 Comments


well that was fun

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2020
8759 Comments


Great line-up, miss Stomach Earth.

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JokineAugustus
March 31st 2020
9757 Comments


I dig it.

Digging: Miasma - Changes

MusicinaBox
March 31st 2020
769 Comments


This is a blast.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 31st 2020
54607 Comments


members of hatebreed, the red chord and job for a cowboy rofl what a fucking treat

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haesslichermensch
March 31st 2020
35 Comments


Hope there will be not another Wear Your Wounds album. His voice is just not made for slow post-rock/metal. Lets wait how this will turn out.

Digging: Mountaineer - Bloodletting

JohnDillinger
March 31st 2020
263 Comments


Solid as fuck!

cloakanddagger
March 31st 2020
378 Comments


Pretty good, definitely better than Wear Your Wounds.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 31st 2020
54607 Comments


"Hope there will be not another Wear Your Wounds album. His voice is just not made for slow post-rock/metal. Lets wait how this will turn out."

listen to four seconds of this song bud

InFlamesWeThrash666
March 31st 2020
9692 Comments


Fun track

Digging: Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 4

cylinder
March 31st 2020
1461 Comments


A lot better than I expected. His voice goes surprisingly well with this style

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 31st 2020
54607 Comments


yeah this is a HUGE far cry from converge rofl

shocking translation!

withateethuh
March 31st 2020
331 Comments


thats fucking nuts jesus christ

FearThyEvil
March 31st 2020
17145 Comments


that was great!

Muhlysa
March 31st 2020
271 Comments


This is death metal ?? Love pots comments !!

chilledpunkrock
March 31st 2020
61 Comments


Well this is a welcome surprise. Rocketing up my list of most anticipated albums.

JWT155
March 31st 2020
14581 Comments


Was just jamming to the Red Chord recently.

AsleepInTheBack
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2020
6360 Comments


Dis fun. Neat dm/metalcore mesh.

deathofasalesman
March 31st 2020
6666 Comments


1:42 is killer

Skoj
March 31st 2020
1858 Comments


WHAT THE FUCK

OH YEAAAAAAAH

emmny
March 31st 2020
48 Comments


sekssssy

MotokoKusanagi
March 31st 2020
3008 Comments


if i saw this lineup 10 years ago i would have shat. still pretty sick, fun song

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R4zor3dge
March 31st 2020
1027 Comments


This is pretty cool


bloc
March 31st 2020
61108 Comments


Sounds good to me

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Darius The Imposter
March 31st 2020
22297 Comments


nice

Lucman
March 31st 2020
4244 Comments


Fantastic track.

icatchthirtythree
March 31st 2020
959 Comments


good shit!

Maniac!
March 31st 2020
28155 Comments


tasty

fromrows
March 31st 2020
377 Comments


Great song! Look forward to the album.

Digging: Darkest Hour - Godless Prophets and The Migrant Flora

Dedes
March 31st 2020
7084 Comments


Definitely somewhat dxc leaning but oooh boy does it sound gnarly. The production is pretty clean but the band itself has a lotta natural grit. Stoked.

Darius The Imposter
March 31st 2020
22297 Comments


ok i listened this and it is actually pretty underwhelming

hope grandpa jacob and the boys got smth good in store for rest of it

Scoot
April 1st 2020
19852 Comments


mostly just sounds like converge

good song

Scoot
April 1st 2020
19852 Comments


if you dig this check out wake - undoing ruin



Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2020
19767 Comments


Cool track, Full of Hell vibes, obviously Converge... hm hm hm...

Digging: The Move - Shazam

rafalafa
April 1st 2020
207 Comments


Woah. This is great. Makes me want a new Red Chord album, though.

twlichty
April 1st 2020
4368 Comments


Meh this is ok

JayEnder
April 1st 2020
6917 Comments


sick

Digging: END (NJ) - Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face

Gallantin
April 1st 2020
1740 Comments


Thoughts on this song: starts out as garbage deathcore, eventually transitions into one stolen death metal riff, goes back into garbage deathcore, goes into the same stolen death metal riff again, has a small okay-ish bridge before continuing back on into the garbage deathcore

Worst song I've ever heard

Gallantin
April 1st 2020
1740 Comments


For those wondering: this song literally just steals the best riff from Morbid Angel's Immortal Rites but makes it worse

elliootsmeuth
April 1st 2020
3968 Comments


Damn this goes

Gallantin
April 1st 2020
1740 Comments


Honestly what the fuck is it about completely derivative and unexceptional garbage like this that makes everyone fucking drool?

Darius The Imposter
April 1st 2020
22297 Comments


idk but if it makes u mad i like it


Sinternet
April 1st 2020
22358 Comments


almost as bad as the michael snoxall racial slur album

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Ray91
April 1st 2020
651 Comments


this is solid as hell, what are you all on?

Digging: Xibalba - Aos En Infierno

Gallantin
April 1st 2020
1740 Comments


Almost, Sin, almost

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
April 1st 2020
4083 Comments


Song kinda sucks

Gallantin
April 1st 2020
1740 Comments


Thank god Jac has his head screwed on right

impoppy
April 1st 2020
2230 Comments


Fucking ridiculous lineup. Song is pretty neat too.

SnuSnusonice
April 1st 2020
20 Comments


call JAKOB!!!

Curse.
April 1st 2020
8068 Comments


There's def some fun Mike McKenzie stuff on this song

Demon of the Fall
April 1st 2020
16300 Comments


Will check anything Bannon related so...
Probably should get on The Red Chord while I’m at it.

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Curse.
April 1st 2020
8068 Comments


Fed Through The Teeth Machine kicks dicks

Qorx
April 1st 2020
7 Comments


songs alright. Feel like I've already heard too many bands w/ this same sound to be particularly hyped on this project

botb
April 1st 2020
13842 Comments


Not death metal really but absolutely fucks

EvilCashew
April 1st 2020
144 Comments


Is it the associated deathcore acts that are bringing in all the hate?
This doesn't strike me as derivative as people are making it out to be.

kingjulian
April 1st 2020
1693 Comments


Holy shit, between this and the new END LP we're absolutely feasting on heavy super groups.

Digging: END (NJ) - Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face

Gallantin
April 1st 2020
1740 Comments


"This doesn't strike me as derivative as people are making it out to be."

Listen to more music. The primary riff in this song is stolen from a 30 year old death metal album.

Darius The Imposter
April 1st 2020
22297 Comments


wtf i think i changed my mind i love this song now

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
April 1st 2020
6816 Comments


"Honestly what the fuck is it about completely derivative and unexceptional garbage like this that makes everyone fucking drool?"
probably the underlying familiarity paired with a presumed not-knowing-why-exactly-it-sounds-familiar (e.g. the morbid angel thing).

tbf i listened for about 45s so idk. has a slight converge-esque tone so maybe that's tricking ppl into thinking it's special

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
April 1st 2020
6816 Comments


now returning to listening to listening to Erstwhile-core

deathofasalesman
April 1st 2020
6666 Comments


i like how angry ppl get over this

EvilCashew
April 1st 2020
144 Comments


"For those wondering: this song literally just steals the best riff from Morbid Angel's Immortal Rites but makes it worse"

O! Aha.
I need to stop listening to people on the internet.

You're talking about the riff that kicks in at 0:50 and is revisited later with more variation.

It's similar, but hardly what you're making it out to be. Also, that riff is used for 20 seconds in total in 2:36 length song.

Lelle
April 1st 2020
2540 Comments


"has a slight converge-esque tone so maybe that's tricking ppl into thinking it's special"

people don't have to be tricked into thinking something is special to enjoy it. sometimes people just enjoy things because they enjoy them.


MadMikeLove
April 1st 2020
930 Comments


song is solid, performances are good. no song will ever be completely original especially in metal. if I like the sound and the performances I'll jam it. may not be a classic but I'll jam.

you guys need to calm down. there's way worse shit to hate.

JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
April 2nd 2020
6816 Comments


"people don't have to be tricked into thinking something is special to enjoy it. sometimes people just enjoy things because they enjoy them."

straw, meet man

Demon of the Fall
April 2nd 2020
16300 Comments


Yeah there’s nothing even remotely interesting about this composition, even the vocals are lacking the intensity the song’s aesthetic appears to require. Hoping they’ve saved their best material for the album.

DDDeftoneDDD
April 2nd 2020
12169 Comments


If you don t like I should jam

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Demon of the Fall
April 2nd 2020
16300 Comments


You have lower standards than me so yeah agreed.

DDDeftoneDDD
April 2nd 2020
12169 Comments


lower stubbornness standards agreed...will check and hit you back.

withateethuh
April 2nd 2020
331 Comments


death metal riffs sending too much like other death metal riffs, news at 11

Gallantin
April 2nd 2020
1740 Comments


Fun fact, most bands go their entire careers without ever stealing riffs

This band couldn't even avoid it for their first song

Deez
April 2nd 2020
6077 Comments


lol

botb
April 2nd 2020
13842 Comments


: ( a band sounds like another band 30 years ago : (

Gallantin
April 2nd 2020
1740 Comments


They don't even sound like Morbid Angel
They just stole a riff from them

EvilCashew
April 2nd 2020
144 Comments


": ( a band sounds like another band 30 years ago : ("

theclaretmartyr2
April 2nd 2020
13 Comments


RIPPPSS

MadMikeLove
April 2nd 2020
930 Comments


"Fun fact, most bands go their entire careers without ever stealing riffs"

what planet do you live on?

robotmagician
April 2nd 2020
1251 Comments


those riffs barely sound similar and make up a few seconds of the song. why are you so upset lmfao

Gallantin
April 2nd 2020
1740 Comments


If you can name me a percentage of bands greater than the majority of bands in existence that have notably plagiarised riffs, please, go ahead

Gallantin
April 2nd 2020
1740 Comments


The riffs are exactly alike

robotmagician
April 2nd 2020
1251 Comments


"both the riffs go buh-na-na, no one else had EVER done this before"

MadMikeLove
April 2nd 2020
930 Comments


Gallantin you are grossly unaware of the metal scene as a whole. open your ears a little more next time you compare similarities of bands instead of just when you want to hate on jacob bannon lmfao

Flugmorph
April 2nd 2020
22797 Comments


fuck this slaps

GhostB1rd
April 2nd 2020
6022 Comments


Snox sounds like a boomer itt.

GhostB1rd
April 2nd 2020
6022 Comments


"BACK IN MY DAY, 30 YEARS AGO"

You weren't even born hombre. Chill.

Gallantin
April 2nd 2020
1740 Comments


Cowards

GhostB1rd
April 2nd 2020
6022 Comments


Sir, this is a Wendy's.

EvilCashew
April 3rd 2020
144 Comments


What are we scared of?
Enjoying music that musicians still alive are able to connect with, write, and spend their life pandering to ungrateful sacks of shit?
Count me in.

Be part of the team.

THISISMYWAR
April 3rd 2020
518 Comments


best shit bannon's done since axe to fall

Gallantin
April 3rd 2020
1740 Comments


Not even close, Axe to Fall rulz

Deathconscious
April 3rd 2020
24654 Comments


Lol this made snox sperg out like the cringey metal dork he is. Gonna 5 this.

Digging: Defeated Sanity - The Sanguinary Impetus

Darius The Imposter
April 3rd 2020
22297 Comments


yea i mean this is sort of lame but gonna 5 it just cause snox said it's bad

Gallantin
April 3rd 2020
1740 Comments


...yea thatll show me

Darius The Imposter
April 3rd 2020
22297 Comments


it will tbh

Jacquibim
Staff Reviewer
April 3rd 2020
4083 Comments


Write a review, break the site with inspect element and give it a 6

Gallantin
April 3rd 2020
1740 Comments


The site's already broken

JS19
April 3rd 2020
7533 Comments


If anyone missed it this song stole a riff from an old Morbid Angel song. No why aren't you guys listening the riff is stolen from a Morbid Angel song. Guys please listen to me it's stolen. From a Morbid Angel Song. Guys. Guys. The riff. Is Stolen. From a Morbid Angel song. STOP enjoying music right now and listen to what I have to say because I don't think you're getting it - the song - has - a - stolen riff - from a morbid - angel - song. Stol en ri ff fr om a Morb idAnge l song. Stolen rifffffffff guys tyhe riff is stolen stolen riff mornidf angle sogn srtolen rigfff morbid angel dfjs0ogn pls respond ijkrfgimjkm angel stleme STOLEN

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Demon of the Fall
April 3rd 2020
16300 Comments


Completely ignoring that, it’s just not a very good song. I couldn’t give a flying fuck if the riff is blatant plagiarism or not.

Gallantin
April 3rd 2020
1740 Comments


Yeah its a bad song
If theyre gonna plagiarise they should at least make it good
Take notes from Darkthrone
Plagiarise the right way

JS19
April 3rd 2020
7533 Comments


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Gallantin
April 3rd 2020
1740 Comments


I don't think is as much of a meme as you want it to be yet
You need to wait until it comes up naturally in other threads

Sinternet
April 3rd 2020
22358 Comments


idk he's got you there tbh

THISISMYWAR
April 3rd 2020
518 Comments


TBf morbid angel sucks dick and whatever the song is, it probably isn't as good as this

THISISMYWAR
April 3rd 2020
518 Comments


but also pointing out that something is plagiarized isn't really memeworthy, not like bruh went that hard with it

JS19
April 3rd 2020
7533 Comments


song not very good though

JS19
April 3rd 2020
7533 Comments


i'll wait for the #1 trending on twitter agreed

Deathconscious
April 3rd 2020
24654 Comments


They STOLE a riff from da Morbid Angels and they had better give it back!

Pikazilla
April 3rd 2020
11132 Comments


fuck em

Deathconscious
April 3rd 2020
24654 Comments


Just listened to this, the riff is similar but youre a fucking retard if you think its a rip-off. Snox is like one of those youtube metalheads in the comments section crying about blatant plagiarism any time they hear a riff remotely similar. Being a musician youd think he'd understand how this stuff works.

THISISMYWAR
April 3rd 2020
518 Comments


upon further pondering of how yea, every dm tremolo riff is the same, it's a really stupid moot point

ResidentNihilist
April 3rd 2020
1478 Comments


jamming this and david sylvian at the same time is an experience

EvilCashew
April 3rd 2020
144 Comments


Ahah

If you think this band's tremolo picking of 16th notes, on only four frets per measure, each being played individually is better thannn
say
every other metal band that does the exact same thing?

Well, you'd be wrong.

Because I like the other ones better.

Lelle
April 3rd 2020
2540 Comments


I could never have imagined people would get so triggered by a death metal project

Demon of the Fall
April 3rd 2020
16300 Comments


Are you new to Sputnik or something? Lol.

Relinquished
April 3rd 2020
44758 Comments


if 9 years on you is new then yea

ResidentNihilist
April 3rd 2020
1478 Comments


wth happened in this thread? did snox go full idiot?

Gallantin
April 3rd 2020
1740 Comments


You say that like it's not my default mode

ResidentNihilist
April 3rd 2020
1478 Comments


yeah well i didn't want to make presumptions so...

Deathconscious
April 3rd 2020
24654 Comments


Thats always a safe one to make though, dont worry about it.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
April 3rd 2020
54607 Comments


snox was saying in another thread that he caught the autism recently, don't be ableist

THISISMYWAR
April 3rd 2020
518 Comments


recently?

Sinternet
April 3rd 2020
22358 Comments


please refrain from being autistist

Demon of the Fall
April 3rd 2020
16300 Comments


@Relinquished: I know who Lelle is you dummy.

Lelle
April 3rd 2020
2540 Comments


Somebody knows who I am? I'm flabbergasted

Gallantin
April 4th 2020
1740 Comments


"snox was saying in another thread that he caught the autism recently, don't be ableist"

*diagnosed last year. Ive been autistic since birth

Darius The Imposter
April 4th 2020
22297 Comments


poor guy. his mom mustve vaccinated him or something

Gallantin
April 4th 2020
1740 Comments


This exhibit is closed

Deathconscious
April 4th 2020
24654 Comments


https://youtu.be/lTGpBdVtf4s?t=90

robotmagician
April 15th 2020
1251 Comments


new song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvwCLiCf0Io / https://open.spotify.com/track/5dpcVuOhoao5ftdUoMDwCD?si=2agKm-8oRoCZvFzf9ODwBA

excited to hear what .5 second riff they stole this time


Deathconscious
April 15th 2020
24654 Comments


Did you hear that double bass? Pete the Feet does double bass. Plagiarism.

JayEnder
April 15th 2020
6917 Comments


new song fucks

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
April 15th 2020
9616 Comments


haven't heard the new song but this one is a yawnfest, why is Bannon so boring outside of Converge?

Digging: Jeff Rosenstock - NO DREAM

Scoot
April 18th 2020
19852 Comments


cause converge is all kurt and ben

red chord is sick, good to hear those dudes back at it. riff machines

Ziggity
April 18th 2020
458 Comments


Yea I miss the red chord hard, gonna check just because those guys

Emim
April 18th 2020
28435 Comments


Idk who this Gallantin guy is, but I'm liking this song just to spite him.

bloc
April 18th 2020
61108 Comments


lmao wish people would do things like that more often

Emim
April 19th 2020
28435 Comments


https://youtu.be/3anR8DNPZCc



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