Roll The Tanks is one of Epitaph Records’ newest bands, and they will be releasing a new album called Broke Til Midnight on May 27th via the label. ProepertyOfZack is happy to be premiering a new music video for a song on the album, ”Toeing The Line.” Pre-order Broke Til Midnight here and watch the video below!
Punks In Vegas recently published an op-ed fueled by late-last year’s controversy over Survive This!’s misogynistic song “Pardon Me.” You can read the full article here and a snippet below after the jump.
This Wild Life have officially signed to Epitaph Records. Watch an announcement video below after the jump.
by Zac Lomas, edited by Erik van Rheenen
Metalcore has hit its saturation point. Hell, the genre has stretched so far past its saturation point that one might as well just call it Medio-Core. However, there are always a few bright spots in the metalcore genre, including Brighton, UK’s Architects, whose unique take on the youth’s obsession with “brutality” turns all the classic metalcore tropes on their head. Lost Forever // Lost Together may not be the most groundbreaking album in the genre since Poison the Well’s The Opposite of December turned metalcore into a mainstay, but it is the album that will finally transplant their UK success to the North American market, truly making them a force to be reckoned with.
Lost Forever // Lost Together is a lesson in the use of punctuated polyrhythms and all things heavy — this album is not for those kids who pipeline Hot Topic brand metalcore into their ears like it’s heroin. No, the latest effort by Brighton’s own Architects is an exciting amalgam of Djent, Progressive Metal, and the most blistering hardcore your ears have ever feasted upon. Vocalist Sam Carter’s raspy and guttural screams perpetuate the album, while the absence of whiny clean vocals (a metalcore mainstay) give the album a much more mature and solemn sound.
However, Carter does not simply scream at listeners for the entirety of the album, with tracks like “Youth Is Wasted On The Young” and “Castles In The Air” truly displaying his versatility as a vocalist. The song’s feature a mix between Carter’s clean vocals and his signature harsh screams; but as I mentioned earlier, the clean vocals aren’t whiny, drawn out, or disingenuous. Instead, Carter’s vocals are passionate and cathartic, feeling like the breath of exhaustion one exhales after a tumultuous period of physical exertion.
Plague Vendor have signed to Epitaph Records. The band will be releasing Free To Eat via the label on April 15th. Stream a new song called “Black Sap Scriptures” below after the jump.
Remember The Matches? The band has been tweeting and posting images in Instagram over the past day for the first time in four years. Check out tweets from the band below after the jump.