The promotional material for Reject the Sickness begins with this line: “Belgian melodeath with prog-elements and a twist of core.” It’s a great catch line but all they really needed to do was say “listen to the new album Chains of Solitude.
When you think of Bullet For My Valentine, it’s sometimes hard not to get their “sceney” origins and core fans out of one’s mind but perhaps this album might change your mind on that. Throughout the years they’ve tested the waters and switched up their sound variation.
Fuck the Facts are mainstays in grind/crust and are reaching the level where even the most hipster of metal fans will admit they deserve respect and admiration. The new album “Desire Will Rot” is only going to add to this status.
There are times when lyrics don’t really speak to me and of course the times that they do, sometimes the subject matter gets a bit serious. Taking a bit of of the past and making it relevant to today, the track brings a slightly more sentimental approach with the group.
A few weeks ago Martell did the grindcore masses (are their masses of grindcore fans?) a solid when he featured Macabre Demise. Totally unaware of that at the time I continued on my merry way, clueless to any of the bands he listed that day.
This song of the week is a personal favorite in our household, town, and the entire 815 area code. Debuted at the award-winning Gapstock Festival this summer, Drink You won a crowd eager to learn just what the new band Faith In Vain had to offer.
It’s happening and I’m helpless against its pervasive power and influence. It started last year when I saw a bill with Rivers of Nihil, Revocation, Carnifex, and ended up in the photo pit for Whitechapel.