Killswitch Engage are one of modern metalcore’s most prolific and successful bands. Since the release of their 2002 sophomore album Alive Or Just Breathing, the band have gone from strength to strength (despite switching vocalists from Jesse to Howard, and back to Jesse Leach), and the band’s most successful period commercially arrived with Howard Jones entering the fold for 2004’s The End Of Heartache.
Dozens of sold-out tours and Grammy nominations later, the band is still putting out strong material with last year’s Atonement – and of course, those aren’t the only milestones the band has hit lately. KSE’s cover of “Holy Diver”, “The End Of Heartache”, and “My Curse” – three of the band’s most popular songs to date – have hit some coveted markers as well.
Trap metal is one of those genres that has appeared in the last decade and found its home in the ever growing scene that is metal. One of the pioneers of this genre is the group Dropout Kings, and they’re certainly rising in popularity at the moment. The group made their debut with 2018’s Audiodope, and since then have gone above and beyond gaining a large fanbase and traction in the community. While unconventional at first listen, the band dives in hard with a serious hip-hop influence that doesn’t sound tacked on. Dropout Kings and Geex3 have just released their new music video for their song “Frenemies”. The new video breathes life into the already lively track, and you’ll never forget seeing someone slap a piñata with a gun. You don’t want to miss the train with Dropout Kings, check them out!
Metal is a ever blossoming genre of music that spawns subgenres like tree branches. Some of those branches tend to stick while others get cut down. Beatdown is one of those subgenres that has found itself a nice home in the metal community. The newly founded group that goes by the name Dead Low prove all too well that beatdown gets to hang with the big boys. Dead Low has released their crushing new song “Lifeless” and does it come straight for your jugular. The new song comes complete with a fitting music video. The group has previously released another song titled “Detest”, and just has the new song their debut showed no mercy. These guys are building a good platform to stand-on, propelling the subgenre further.
English metal legends CARCASS are back with their first collection of new music in 7 years, “Despicable,” coming October 30th via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has released a new song titled “The Long And Winding Bier Road“.