Review: Entheos – Primal EP

Probably the most awaited EP of early 2015. The quasi-reunion of Animosity, with a friend of ours, Chaney Crabb on vocals, and Frank Costa on guitars, Evan Brewer on bass, and Navene Koperweis on drums. So, let’s get our hands dirty and see what all the hype’s about.

First I gotta say that Chaney really cranked it up on vocals since the last time we heard her, in her band Systems. She was already a beast on Terrasomnium, now she’s a fucking Balrog (too bad VoM didn’t grab her)! And the other musicians really don’t disappoint either. … Read more

News: 15 seconds of the new Frontierer album

The good chaps at Frontierer released a 15 second teaser on their facebook page, and it sounds as interesting as ever. For those who aren’t familiar with the band, Padram Valiani of Sectioned started out Frontierer with another singer. The music is similar in style, but maybe pushes the ideas further than Sectioned did.

We can officially say we are excited for this album that is … Read more

Stay Calm and… DuckCore!

The DuckCore Blog just released an incredible compilation of 100 amazing songs from 100 outstanding bands!!! And it’s killing it!

Thou who reads this, and thou who listens to djent / death / progressive / math / -core / metal shall head over there and download this huge compilation for -almost- free!

Here’s a list of a few bands that’s in there : Xenahort, Ovid’s Withering, The Schoenberg Automaton, Slice The Cake, Sirens, Being, Foreboding Ether, Tsaars, Xanthochroid, Vanisher, The Odious, Xenocide, Hybrid, Red Seas Fire, Sithu Aye, Fractals… There are just so many awesome bands!!! You should feel guilty … Read more

Her Stems Spiral sing in your sleep

Her Stems Spiral is an avant-garde post mathcore outfit from Johannesburg, South Africa.

But wait, there’s more!

The band is a side project of Shannon Lawler of Eyes Like Mirrors to escape conventional songwriting and structure. He says he’s been inspired by dreams.

Their EP, Princess Poured Out The Pale Winter Moon, is available for free on bandcamp, and it’s a killer!

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The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer

Stream this at Pitchfork!

The Dillinger Escape Plan, a band I believe everybody knows in the mathcore audience. And the band deserves it!

Through countless time signatures and rhythmic changes, they will use often uncommon and uneasy keys with a good bunch of dissonant chords and life-threatened screams (along with some more melodic lines).

The Dillinger Escape Plan always knew how to surprise us, and deliver us some of the most interesting and challenging music to listen to. That’s why we love them!

Get your hands on that album on iTunes or Amazon (most music stores will have it, too), … Read more

Jardin de la Croix – 187 Steps to Cross the Universe

If you turned Scale the Summit to mathcore, this is probably what you’d get.

Jardin de la Croix have made an awesome album with loads of atmosphere and intense moments. Really, it will sometimes move you deeply, and other times just want to bounce around.

Give this album a well deserved spin, and you can get it for free on their bandcamp page!!!

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Down U Go

You will want to have this 6 minutes of awesome-o madness in your musical library because it is awesome-o.

Unfortunately, the band Down I Go split up, but you can still download their albums and EPs for free (or make a donation, in this case it’s probably similar to paying them a drink, which is always appreciated), they’ve got plenty of good music in store!

-D… Read more