AngelMaker
AngelMaker


4.5
superb

Review

by Hawks USER (113 Reviews)
June 24th, 2019 | 42 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Bring those fucking junz boys. m/

Deathcore is a very touchy genre, not only for me, but for a lot of metal fans in general. And to be fair, there’s a good reason for it. The genre is full of uninspired bands just looking to make a come up in the metal scene. A lot of people consider deathcore bands as just going through the motions and a lot of the time they’re correct. However, sometimes you will come across certain bands that bring insane amounts of energy and passion into their brand of deathcore and AngelMaker is one of the bands leading the charge in that regard.

The band’s first album was, by my own admission, by the numbers deathcore. It was solid but for the most part it felt like it was just your typical deathcore album that had moments of brilliance but ultimately ended up leaving a lot to be desired and I was particularly skeptical about how their second album, their self-titled, would turn out. Let me be the first to admit, my expectations were way off. AngelMaker has taken the best parts of their debut, multiplied them by a thousand and the end result is one of the best deathcore albums that has come out recently, maybe ever.

The main thing that caught my attention about this self-titled album is just the pure intensity and willingness to try out new things while still maintaining their core sound from the previous album. It’s way more technical and even more progressive with some softer passages and how they’re intertwined so perfectly. There’s your fair amount of breakdowns without ever feeling stagnant and always keeping the listener on their toes. There’s a presence of technical death metal and prog elements that the previous album was lacking and it helps make AngelMaker a much more diverse listen that what was heard on the debut. It’s not quite as breakdown heavy and more riff driven than what was heard from them in the past. The vocals are absolutely relentless, switching from absolutely demonic death growls and an almost black metal esque style of banshee shrieks a la Trevor from The Black Dahlia Murder. The drumming is way more technical, with seemless transitions from blast beats to slower fills and everything in between. The production is top notch without ever sounding too clean or over produced.

If you were ever a deathcore skeptic such as myself, then I completely understand why you’d be iffy about checking this out. The genre has never had an amazing reputation. AngelMaker has seemed to carve out a clear niche for themselves while separating themselves from the pack on their self-titled album. If you like tech death, prog death or even your good ole fashioned deathcore and want to hear them all mixed into one almost perfect album, I highly recommend you check this. Hands down one of the best deathcore releases I’ve heard in my listening experience.



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Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Been meaning to do this for a while now. Hope you guys enjoy.

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canczar
June 24th 2019


3 Comments


After reading this, I’m now going to give this a listen.

Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Thanks bro! It’s 100% worth it.

tyman128
June 24th 2019


1474 Comments


need to give this another spin, but man this was a fantastic album.. I’m also skeptical of deathcore, but this was something else
this’ll probably be either a 4 or 4.5 from me

Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Fuck yes Ty!!!



Yeah, easily one of the best deathcore albums I’ve ever heard.

bloc
June 24th 2019


55964 Comments


Are these guys more riffy like Black Dahlia or more about chuggin and shit

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Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Mixture of both styles honestly. I think you’d dig this Bloc.

bloc
June 24th 2019


55964 Comments


I think so too, will check

Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Let me know what you think!

PunchforPunch
June 24th 2019


6325 Comments


Carl Junz and the Boys m/

Papa Universe
June 24th 2019


21707 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

POSmaker

but what an awful album tho

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Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah Uni I tried to get you to like this but no hard feelings of course lol.

Uzumaki
June 24th 2019


1068 Comments


Have a pos. I threw this on my iPod to listen whilst on work lunches, and I keep forgetting to bring a portable speaker/headphones to listen to it.

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Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Thanks bro! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Ninjahague
June 24th 2019


1296 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

the review this album deserved

Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Much appreciated my dude. m/

Papa Universe
June 24th 2019


21707 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

*a review this album didn't deserve

Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Hahahahaha ily Uni.

TundraL5Z
June 24th 2019


2777 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

This album deserved a well written review and you delivered dude, good write up, album absolutely slays

Hawks
June 24th 2019


71856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Thanks bro and yes it does!



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