Quarantine hasn’t stopped Underoath from putting on 3 of the most impressive livestream shows you’ll see this year, and while the band isn’t able to take their tour on the road just yet, there is some likely good news – the band is apparently working on the follow-up to 2018’s comeback album, Erase Me.
Music is a everchanging landscape constantly evolving and changing with the times it currently flows in. Music genre’s have fused multiple times to create something that stuck with people. Allow me to introduce you to a new block in the music world – hip hop with metal vocals, and it’s really good. HANDSXFEET is a new generation artist that’s musically composed of hip-hop heavy hitting beats backed with the intense vocals that metal has proclaimed. HANDSXFEET made their debut album release earlier this year. The solo artist just released his new song “Judas” that features a spot from Man Ov God, also known as Brook Reeves who fronted Impending Doom. The lyrical content focus for the artist is to tackle suicide in a hope for prevention. The newly founded artist has a way to go, but with a unique sound like this it’ll be impossible not to stick with some people.
Death metal has this certain spark about it that will simply never fade into the wisp of the wind. The genre itself paved the way for a lot of metal’s currently trending subgenre’s. Dark Rites is a band that tackles that intensity that is death metal music. The group has released their newest album “The Dark Hymns” via Brutal Records. The new album is the band’s 2018 release titled “Welcome To Eternity” Let’s dive into the goodies that “The Dark Hymns” holds. Dark Rites took what sound they crafted with their 2017 and injected it with steroids – the group has made an attempt to better themselves and their sound with each passing release and that clearly shows in “The Dark Hymns”. Upon the start of the record you’re met with the elements that make death metal what it is. Raw, powerful vocal energy that resonates well with the percussion. The guitar work holds up to a high standard in terms of song writing and structure. Dark Rites has made quite the leap in the last 3 years, only peddling themselves forward. If you’re a fan of death metal don’t pass these guys up!
You’ve surely heard about the band at this point of 2020, with several humongous singles making waves throughout the metalcore scene this year. I included them in my list “5 heavy bands that are poised to explode in 2020” and I’m still confident with that placement. The hate-filled act brought us the boisterous breakdown in “Akudama” and the pure vitriol of “Creep.” Now, it’s finally time for their album, a quiet place to die, to enter your ears.