Earthists.
Dreamscape


3.5
great

Review

by Get Low USER (38 Reviews)
February 22nd, 2021 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Erraists.

Earthists. is a metalcore band from Tokyo, Japan, that formed in 2015. Their debut album, Dreamscape, dropped in 2017, while their original lineup of five members was still intact. I mention this because after one of their guitarists, Yuta, left the band, they underwent a noticeable stylistic change, which may imply that he was the primary songwriter on this album. While Earthists. as of late have resorted to a very aggressive and anthemic style of metalcore, Dreamscape presents the band doing nearly the opposite, which is playing more technical and upbeat-sounding tunes, in the vein of modern progressive metalcore.

Every song on Dreamscape aside from the Magna interlude is written in a similar way, with a standard verse-chorus-verse-chorus structure. Yui, the vocalist, generally screams verses and sings choruses. Although he has a preference for lows (as most progcore vocalists do), he shows a fair bit of range, and I find his Japanese-accented singing to be endearing. The lyrics, which are entirely in English, frequently discuss topics concerning the Earth.

The strongest aspect of Dreamscape is the riffs, which are unapologetically technical at every turn, yet still accessible and even pleasant to listen to. In addition to the bass and drums, which always serve as background emphasis to the riffs, Earthists. also frequently use synths, especially in the tone of a harp, to add a majestic feel to their songs. The treble-heavy production compliments these qualities further, as the riffs tend to tickle the higher notes on the fretboard.

While Dreamscape doesn't bring anything new or exceptional to the field of progressive metalcore, Earthists. takes the pre-established attributes of the genre and performs them to the best of their abilities, with favorable results. I can't go without mentioning the similarities in style that Dreamscape has to progcore giants Erra's first two albums, Impulse and Augment. For anyone who enjoys those albums and longs for more of that particular sound, do not hesitate to check out Dreamscape. While Earthists. have since decided to move on to a more popular sect of metalcore, I'm thankful for the one little nugget they dropped off for the progcore fans.



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Get Low
February 22nd 2021


9310 Comments


My word processor detested the fact that this band's name ends with a period.

SteakByrnes
February 22nd 2021


22652 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh hey nice this finally got a review lol, love this album dearly

CaliggyJack
February 22nd 2021


5326 Comments


There's no way this is a coincidence

OwMySnauze
February 22nd 2021


2247 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The Ichika feature is so good on this. Never considered this album to be like Erra, I don’t hear the similarities

SitarHero
February 22nd 2021


12789 Comments


Does Earthists sound like Novelists, Elitist, Dualist, Shapist and The Contortionist?

SteakByrnes
February 22nd 2021


22652 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"Never considered this album to be like Erra, I don’t hear the similarities"



Literally how lol, this is Impulse worship mixed with Novelists riffs

OwMySnauze
February 22nd 2021


2247 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Novelist riffs yeah, ERRA naw

Ecnalzen
February 22nd 2021


10406 Comments


Checkin T/t

I am into it

Get Low
February 22nd 2021


9310 Comments


Literally Erra [2]

"There's no way this is a coincidence"

What's the supposed coincidence?

"Does Earthists sound like Novelists, Elitist, Dualist, Shapist and The Contortionist?"

No. They added a period to the end of their name to differentiate themselves from those bands.

SitarHero
February 22nd 2021


12789 Comments


Oh good, for a moment I thought this was gonna be genericore.

Get Low
February 22nd 2021


9310 Comments


Nah, not until their second album at least.

Speaking of which, I'm surprised that Lifebinder has a higher avg than this. This album kinda shits on that one.

SteakByrnes
February 22nd 2021


22652 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I do think this is way better but I do like Lifebinder a good bit, even tho it has some wack tracks and that god awful feature on the last track

bloc
February 22nd 2021


64576 Comments


I know it's trendy for these contemporary metalcore bands to have one word band names, but this one is among the worst

Digging: Ultravox - Systems Of Romance

Ecnalzen
February 23rd 2021


10406 Comments


Tis a silly band name indeed

Esp the .

Get Low
February 23rd 2021


9310 Comments


I like their name ;,(



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