S’efforcer is prog metalcore bliss on new EP “Life)•(Less” (review)

We Are Triumphant is making somewhat of a comeback in 2020, with great stuff from Coletta, Osatia, and more from a newly-solidified roster. As such, I took interest in seeing what else was in store from them, and came across S’efforcer. Apart from having a unique band name, they’ve got a tight metalcore sound that is to die for these days. I’m looking forward to hearing more in their new EP, Life)•(Less. Though the band’s solid debut full-length (2017’s Survive​}​•​{​Discover) earned the band some early accolades, their upcoming EP capitalizes on their strengths to create something that fans of intelligent, heavy music should be paying attention to.

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Royal Hearts – “Within Reach” (review)

My discovery of Royal Hearts came from a Twitter follow of all places. This band’s social media presence is quite excellent, interacting with their fanbase consistently and amicably. I’ve noticed a few bands operating like this, from Easy Way Out to The Seafloor Cinema. Bonding with potential fans is great, but how does the music pan out? Let’s take a look at their debut EP, Within Reach.

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Stand Atlantic’s “Pink Elephant” makes for a solid second album (review)

It’s been a while since I covered anything pop-punk, but it’s a genre I keep coming back to. One act I’m just now taking a look at is Stand Atlantic, an Australian outfit I first heard cover Modern Baseball’s “Your Graduation” on Songs that Saved My Life Vol. I. Today, I’m taking a look at their sophomore effort, Pink Elephant, before it drops this Friday the 7th:

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Black Crown Initiate wows on LP3, “Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape” (review)

A band I’ve seen mentioned in conversations of metal before but never got around to checking out was Black Crown Initiate. On the surface, I couldn’t surmise their exact genre/sound, but one preview of the new record and I could tell I’d be in for a great listen.

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