Saturday, 17 November 2012
Genre: Hardcore / Metalcore
Description: Founded only a few months ago in summer 2012, Inabliss are a fresh, new hardcore band. Despite being created so recently, their music is diverse and dynamic, with a perfect ratio of hardcore and metalcore, and clean and unclean vocals. Big, melodic choruses are blended expertly with breakdowns and unclean vocals. Their guitar riffs are energetic and interesting, and the different elements of their sound expertly mixed together and each song gives the impression of years of experience, despite the young status of this band. Check out their Facebook to listen to their music, and look out for the release of their EP early next year. These guys certainly have something special with their sound, covering all aspects of Metalcore, Hardcore, Post-Hardcore and general rock music. You may say that this genre is over-crowded, but Inabliss have firmly established themselves with a unique and solid sound that has set them up for a fruitful music career. Also, if you write on their wall and say you're from NPH, free downloads may be coming your way!
One Song You Must Listen To: Checkmate, Real Recognize Real
For Fans Of: Atreyu, The Devil Wears Prada, More Than A Thousand
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/InablissMusic
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Name: Of Reverie
Description: The unsigned, American Post-Hardcore band 'Of Reverie' have a clear-cut, exciting and energetic sound with a distinctive vocal edge. With a fast-paced feel and melodic choruses and some fantastic unclean metalcore screams and breakdowns, this band has a solid sound that confidently spans both Post-Hardcore and Metalcore music.They may need a bit of time to fully establish themselves in a crowded music genre, but their obvious talent provides a great foundation to create some brilliant records. Check out their new single 'A Dose Of Reality' below.
One Song You Must Listen To: A Dose Of Reality
For Fans Of: Sleeping With Sirens, Pierce The Veil, Isles and Glaciers
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/OfReverie
Saturday, 10 November 2012
Genre: Punk Rock / Rock
Description: Emotion-charged rock and hardcore music is difficult to get right, but Departures have successfully found a synthesis of catchy rock sounds and meaningful, passion-filled lyrics. The songs feel like they have a real personality behind them, with the melodies themselves reflecting a more empathic nature. Their music is honest, upfront and doesn't rely on artificial frills to dress it up. The guitars have a softer side to them, which makes their music subtly complex and more dynamic than other rock bands. Formed in 2009, Departures have created something lucid and special, from the heart, and of great appeal to a wide audience of music listeners. Also make sure you check out their new EP "Give in or Resist" (stream here: http://dyingscene.com/news/ep-premiere-departures-give-in-or-resist/)
One Song You Must Listen To: Eight Days While You Were Dead
For Fans Of: Senses Fail, Rise Against, Silverstein
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/DeparturesNJ
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Genre: Folk Metal / Metal / Melodic Death Metal
Description: This band are neither new nor Post-Hardcore, but they're one of my favourite bands and so I felt that I had to give them a review on the site. Eluveitie are from Switzerland and have created an exciting fusion between folk, pagan and celtic sounds, and metal. There's an increasing number of Scandinavian bands who seek to develop this exotic genre, however few do it like Eluveitie do. Effortlessly blending guitar solos with Swiss and Celtic instruments, offering up a diverse range of vocals from unclean growls to female clean interludes, as well as creating something deeply meaningful and powerful, Eluveitie have crafted a distinct and unique sound. It may not appeal to the majority, but that isn't the point of this band. It may only be enjoyed by a select group of music listeners, but it is special, personal and evocative.
One Song You Must Listen To: Iris Mona, Calling The Rain
For Fans Of: Ensiferum, Equilibrium, Finntroll
Website / Free Download: http://eluveitie.ch/
Sunday, 7 October 2012
Name: We Paint The Sky
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Screamo
Description: Founded in 2010, We Paint The Sky are an unsigned band from Wisconsin in the US. With an ambition to create music that is both interesting, hardcore and meaningful, this band have set their sights high. There is no doubt that their sound is abundant with passion, and they shoot for some big and emotive choruses. While in places the sound feels a little disjointed, considering that this relatively new band are going for an arena-filling sound, it is understandable. With clear energy and an eclectic mix of sounds, from unclean vocals to more rhythmic sections, the future looks bright for We Paint The Sky. Listen to their new single "I've Seen The Devil", and check the links for some free downloads.
One Song You Must Listen To: I've Seen The Devil, Rick Steves
For Fans Of: BlessTheFall, Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/wepaintthesky
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Description: New Post-Hardcore's purpose is to review the newest Post-Hardcore bands around - and Atlantica certainly fulfil that criteria, being formed earlier this year, in spring 2012. Their music is melodic and filled with the big catchy choruses distinctive of Post-Hardcore music. However there's also an aggressive and rough edge, which may be partly due to the unsigned and inexperienced nature of the band, but it's refreshing and distinctive and adds a personal feel to their sound. Combining chaos and melody with a lot of energy and passion, Atlantica create reviving music and have a lot of potential. Their music is available for free download below or from their Facebook page.
One Song You Must Listen To: Heroes and Thieves
For Fans Of: Architects, While She Sleeps, Miss May I
Website / Free Download: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?62o16rrpimg4kui
Monday, 17 September 2012
Name: Freedom For Your Life
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Screamo
Description: The powerful, emotive and creative 'Freedom From Your Life' are an exciting new Post-Hardcore band from South Africa. They've just released their debut EP 'Flood The World', which has a great mix of explosive hardcore sounds, clean choruses and dynamic interludes. The Post-Hardcore genre is satiated with new bands, but few add in the character and personality that Freedom For Your Life do, crafting songs that feel like they have a deeper purpose behind them. This is something that usually comes with time and experience, but these guys have established their sound from the outset. With a reputation for energetic and great shows, and with an exciting and interesting first EP, Freedom For Your Life are oozing with potential to make it big.
One Song You Must Listen To: Reflections
For Fans Of: BlessTheFall, Memphis May Fire, Miss May I
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/freedomforyourlife
Saturday, 8 September 2012
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Metalcore / Screamo
Description: This Post-Hardcore band from Germany have a versatile sound falling exactly between hardcore / deathcore music and melodic rock. Flowing from unclean vocals, breakdowns and intense guitar riffs to more melodic, clean and catchy choruses with ease, Redcraving have a developed and experienced sound. This band don't hold back with their music, freely experimenting with alternative sounds such as electronic and piano elements. Their music is energy-charged, interesting and multifarious and is, as they say, "the best of both worlds". Their debut album is coming out soon - check out the links below to listen to some exciting singles that have been released.
One Song You Must Listen To: Confidence, Confidence
For Fans Of: The Devil Wears Prada, Like Moths To Flames, Miss May I
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/redcraving
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Name: New Deadline
Genre: Rock / Alternative / Punk
Description: This Finnish band, formed in 2006, have a solid rock sound with an emotion-charged edge. Creating honest, meaningful music with a clear underlying message, New Deadline have something expressive whilst also being interesting and catchy. Their music mostly falls under the all-encompassing "rock" genre, with influences from alternative styles as well as occasional hardcore unclean vocals which is a nice touch. Expect something dynamic and fresh, flowing from melodic and softer tones to aggressive hard rock that packs a punch. The new mini-album "Youth" is out now, so check it out. These guys have toured with big names such as Funeral For A Friend and Silverstein, and with their captivating sound and obvious talent, the future certainly looks bright.
One Song You Must Listen To: Born Again
For Fans Of: Funeral For a Friend, Finch, Senses Fail, Armor For Sleep
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/newdeadline
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Name: Laguna Sunrise
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Electronic
Description: The UK Post-Hardcore band from Derbyshire 'Laguna Sunrise' have blasted onto the music scene with their powerful fusion of hardcore music with electronic dub-step. Not relinquishing parts of either sounds, this band have created an intense mix that ranges the complete spectrum of music from electronic to metalcore and post-hardcore. The vocals are equally varied, with unclean screams & growls to clean harmonies and dual-vocals. Scheduled to release their first mini-album later this year, Laguna Sunrise are a band that have taken the "Post-Hardcore / Electronic" combination into a new dimension.
One Song You Must Listen To: A Lesson In Aviation
For Fans Of: We Came As Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men
Website / Free Download: http://www.lagunasunrise.co.uk/Home.html
Monday, 3 September 2012
Name: Trace The Follower
Genre: Metalcore / Post-Hardcore
Description: Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Trace The Follower are a Metalcore band abundant with breakdowns, brutal guitars and a melodic edge. The band was formed in 2011 and have a fast-paced no-nonsense sound that features rapid guitars, great riffs and plenty of unclean vocals. The different elements of the music fit together well and each song includes breakdowns and interludes that take the listener on a journey, keeping the music interesting and evoking. It feels like they've paid attention to detail in every inch of each song, as they don't settle for weak bridges between strong parts of their music - each section is cogent and forceful. They've recently released their EP 'Aspects', which is available to stream online through YouTube (check the link below). For fans of anyone who likes their Metalcore music full of character and vigour.
One Song You Must Listen To: Drag Me Down, Captain Falcon
For Fans Of: Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Miss May I
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/tracethefollower
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Name: Cold Summer
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Rock / Post-Rock
Description: Formed in 2010, Cold Summer from West Yorkshire have a loud, melodic and hardcore sound that takes Post-Hardcore music back to its roots. Producing great complimenting guitars with well-crafted riffs and vocals that feature both clean and unclean components, Cold Summer do not rely on extra gimmicks or frills to make their music special - they use raw talent and skill. Energetic in parts, whilst deep and purposeful in others, as well as ranging from heavy to a catchy sound, makes for a full sound with plenty of personality. Check out the links below for free downloads of their music and watch out for the release of their latest EP 'Wake'.
One Song You Must Listen To: A Is For Arson
For Fans Of: The Sleeping, Therefore I Am, Alexisonfire, The Automatic
Website / Free Download: http://coldsummer.bandcamp.com/
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Name: The Edge of Reason
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Metalcore / Screamo
Description: The German Post-Hardcore band 'The Edge of Reason', founded in 2012, have a dynamic sound, switching between hardcore unclean vocals and breakdowns to clean, catchy choruses. The heavier elements are great - with lots of powerful drums and guitars as well as diverse vocals ranging from the higher screams to lower growls. Their first EP was released earlier this year in July, entitled 'How Can I Drop This Mask'. This band take everything from the metalcore genre and combine it with a melodic feel, creating a thick and exciting sound. Their talent is clearly evident in the complexity and well-combined nature of their music, and each song is a strong, energetic record in its own right.
One Song You Must Listen To: Wanna Give You Wings, How Can I Drop This Mask
For Fans Of: BlessTheFall, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Escape The Fate, Greeley Estates, Falling In Reverse
Website / Free Download: http://www.the-edge-of-reason.de/pages/en/home.php
Monday, 27 August 2012
Name: Talk To The Stranger
Genre: Metalcore / Hardcore
Description: Creating Christian Hardcore music from California in the US, Talk To The Stranger have a sound that is full of metal as well as having a purpose behind it. The real strength of this band is I think in the backing - the guitar riffs are done exceedingly well, with great breakdowns and catchy melodies featuring in every song. The vocals are all unclean, maintaining a hardcore sound, and will appeal to any fan of the heavier side of metal music. Check out the links below to download for free their new album 'This One's For You'. A lot of talent here and it's great to see a band that is adding an extra dimension to their music by having a lot of meaning in their songs.
One Song You Must Listen To: Wrong Turn
For Fans Of:
Free Download: http://talktothestranger.bandcamp.com/album/this-ones-for-you
Friday, 24 August 2012
Name: This Treasure
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Electronic
Description: From Ontario, Canada, come the Post-Hardcore band 'This Treasure'. Opting for the Hardcore / Electronic mix, this band have a fresh sound and lots of potential. There are a lot of heavier elements with their songs filled with unclean vocals, paired with clean, catchy choruses that break up the sound well. Their debut EP 'Aspirations' will be available soon and they've just begun to release some songs (check out the link below - there are free downloads). Considering the fact this band has just began producing records, their talent is great. There are a few repetitious moments and they don't have something that makes them especially stand out from other post-hardcore bands at the moment, but that sort of thing comes in time. Great bands aren't formed in a day. Despite this, they've nailed the Post-Hardcore sound and I reckon once they've got a bit of experience under their belts they'll go far. Here's to the future - I'm looking forward to hearing more from this band.
One Song You Must Listen To: Another Life, Another Hex
For Fans Of: We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack!
Website / Free Download: http://www.facebook.com/thistreasure