If you’re like us and you love when genres of music blend together effortlessly, you’ve certainly come to the right place today. We’re stoked to be bringing you “All Good”, the impressive new single from Florida’s Nevertel. For the uninitiated, the young band deftly blends together modern alt-rock/post-hardcore vibes (Hands Like Houses is a noted influence) and hip-hop/pop influences (think Issues) for an interesting mixture of styles.
In their short few years together, Nevertel has already played shows with the likes of Convictions and Eyes Set To Kill, as well as playing many a headliner of their own in Central Florida. Given that the band members originally played in metalcore bands, their level of instrumentation is a bit more dialed back now – yet still effective. In short, you should dig this quite a bit. We sure do.
It’s awfully telling that the Ozzfest 2003 lineup was filled with both nu-metal and metalcore bands. In actuality, the lineup signaled a major sea change in metal and hard rock. Most of the former bands splintered apart due to low album sales despite being signed to major labels, and if anything, the rush was on to sign bands like Shadows Fall and Chimaira that played that summer.
For Chimaira in particular, their sophomore album The Impossibility Of Reason was released at a near-perfect time in their career. Containing traces of the nu-metal influences that spurred their uneven (but still solid) debut album in 2001, The Impossibility Of Reason was a sophomore record that certainly didn’t slump. In fact, these riffs still have the ability to bludgeon you – and get stuck in your head with the occasional melody as well.
Before we go any further, yes, trap-metal is a thing. It’s a new evolution of sorts for heavy music in general, and while bands like Dropout Kings have managed to make decent music in the genre, bands in the style that are actually interesting are few and far between.
Enter Australia’s The Weight Of Silence, who are itching to get their names out there with new single, “Green Is The New Black”. The band’s new track, which we’re really stoked to be premiering today, also features Upon A Burning Body vocalist Danny Leal – adding plenty of heft and even fun to the song. While the video is undeniably silly (think Attila for a point of reference), it’s clear The Weight Of Silence knows how to have a good time, showing a self-aware sense of style too. Plus, the video for the song has a horse AND a jet plane. How can you say no to that?
Video games are usually dismissed by the fans of popular entertainment as a childish and light-minded genre. Actually, the production budgets of high-profile video games can often reach those of successful movies – Rockstar Games’ successful “Grand Theft Auto V” was made on a budget of $265 million, while Activision’s “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3” cost around $250 million to make – and they are the result of years of hard work, ranging from concept art to scoring. There are many video games that have amazing soundtracks (and there have been for years) that are heard by millions all over the world – but they hardly ever spare a thought for the people making them, and they usually don’t even make it in the harsh music industry of our time. So today, let’s take a look at some people who probably won’t ever hold successful concert tours but their music is heard by millions of gamers all over the world.