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!

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Tsaars give us an incredible Foreword of their potential

This melodic djenty mathcore band from Ukraine has been playing quite frequently in my ears these past months, when they released a track off their album Foreword, Nightmares.

Now that their full EP is out, with 3 songs along with their instrumental counterparts, and an aptly named entracte. They have two guest singers, who are both incredibly good: Sam Gitiban of Novållo and Jordan Ibarra of Aristeia, as well as their own singer, who sounds really great, too!

The album is relentless, fast, heavy, technical, and melodic while retaining some dissonant chords and harmonies.

Get that awesome album for … Read more

Journal – Casualties of War (2007) and Unlorja (2010)

This is a big day, and here’s two more reviews for Journal.

Casualties of War

Have you ever been charged with manslaughter? Has your doctor ever told you that you had schizophrenia or were bipolar? Do you feel a visceral hate for any music besides what’s on your personal computer or iPod?

If you answered yes to one of these questions, then Journal is for you.

Directly from California, this band hits us like a tour van going 100 mph (like it could go that fast… well maybe down a hill). With a special and unique blend of deathcore, math, … Read more