Posts Tagged ‘Hardcore’


               New album by The Red Shore; The Avarice of Man, is the iceberg that sinks Titanic’s, and not worth the mega-bytes of space on your computer. I’m going to keep this short and talk a bit about the bands past in order to create an atmosphere of sympathy.

                The Red Shore is a deathcore/death metal outfit from Greelong, Victoria, Australia which started off in 2004 obtaining their style from bands such as Hate Eternal, Devourment, Decapitated and hints of Behemoth—just to give a blueprint of their musical influences. They released their first EP, Salvaging What’s Left, in 2006—which was phenomenal—and gained recognition throughout Australia and other nations.  In late 2007 the band suffered a fatal accident when on tour and resulted in the loss of lead vocalist Damien Morris and roadie Andy Milner. Their bassist Jamie Hope stepped up and did vocals on their 2008 release of, Unconsecrated, and picked up Jon Green formerly of, Picture the End. Around 2009 Jamie Hope left the band leaving Jason Leombruni to be the last founding member. Now the get-up consists of, vocalist Chase Butler, guitarists; Jason Leobruni, Roman Koester, bassist Jon Green and Tim Shearman on the drums. (more…)



I know what you’re thinking when you see six Marilyn Manson doppelgangers hanging out with eye-liner, slick black hair and skin-tight nylon clothing, but believe me when I say, the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” has never been so damn accurate.

This Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, sextet known as Motionless in White began making a name for themselves back in 2007 with their album titled Whorror—which wasn’t half badand went on to producing, When Love Met Destruction, in 2009 which immediately got my attention and gained popularity within the metalcore/hardcore scene. However, their recent album, Creatures, blows the other two out the water—as plain as that. The pile-ups of chanting, singing, and bellowing screams from vocalist Chris Cirulli layered with heavy, balls-deep, guitar chugging complimented with gothic style synth makes this album an iron cage of hardcore structure encompassing certain aesthetics found in gothic metal. I know the feeling many get when the word “goth-metal” is mentioned but these guys shine it in a completely new light. (more…)


        More metal please? Or rather, “turn that noise down!”, Is what a many of you would say when listening to today’s metal music, but for those of you who bask in the chaos of screaming vocals, heavy riffing and machine-gunning drums, then you should be quaint with the name, Bring Me the Horizon. From their first album, This Is What the Edge of Your Seat Was Made For, released back in October of 2004, to their last album Suicide Season, October 2009, Bring Me the Horizon has offered a broad demonstration of heavy metal music and has been the trend-setter for many bands to follow.

                With the release of their latest album, There Is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret, prompts a different sound than their previous albums. After doing a line-up change and picking up new guitarist Jona Weinhofen, formerly of; I Killed the Prom Queen, BMTH has progressed their sound into something of their own. Vocalist Oli Sykes has created a very particular vocal style, along with the constant tempo changes going from high to slow throughout their songs; this band has created a signature sound that resonates. There are many segments with gang-vocals that you can’t help but shout along with, making a majority of their songs appeasing in a sing-along sense.  In addition to being catchy, the bands consistency in not overburdening their songs with breakdowns, making this style of music so-very bland at times, also adds a big plus to their sound and makes listening to their album more genial.