Djent powerhouse Blueshift release music video for “Terra”

Blueshift, 2020

Blueshift’s album, Voyager, is one I consider to be in the running for best djent we’ve heard all year so far, and it gets some more love today with a music video for their track “Terra.”

Posted on the ever-wonderful Dreambound YouTube channel, and the third music video from the band off Voyager, the compelling color schema with hues of purple and yellow are pleasing to the eyes, as the band shreds the song from the safety of their own home to fit the current events.

It’d be best to catch this band early before their eventual blow-up, as they’ve got potential to be up there with the likes of ERRA, Volumes, and Monuments. Discover Blueshift with the video below:

Faminehill sign to Famined records + drop new song

After being silent since 2015, Hungarian metalcore act Faminehill have announced their signing with Famined records and have dropped a new single, “Ruin“, from their upcoming album due out April 5th, 2019. Fans of bands like Wage War will find similarities in the song, and although the band treads familiar waters, their sound is well crafted and very well executed. Check out the video below, and follow the band on Facebook to stay connected with the band, and be sure to preorder “Ascendhere via your preferred service. Continue reading

Stream the debut album from Swedish alt-metal newcomers, Noija

Reminiscent of compatriots Northlane, Sempiternal-era Bring Me The Horizon, and Bad Omens, Swedish band Noija have released their debut album, Colorblind. The album, which can be streamed in full below, straddles the line between modern rock, post-hardcore, and lush, atmospheric metalcore. And while Noija aren’t necessarily breaking new ground that previous bands haven’t stepped on before, they do have a bright future. Vocalist Nick Serlsted seems almost effortless behind the microphone, and given some time, he could be a major force in the music scene.

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In The Spotlight: Ambient alternative rockers Commonwealth

As I sit here at work doing nothing of particular consequence, I’ve noticed that the times I sit idly by are also the best times to discover new music. That’s exactly what I did when I decided to go to Dreambound, the Youtube channel that’s basically guaranteed to hit you right in the feels with ambient, rock, and post-hardcore music – all delivered with sincerity and emotion.

I happened to stumble across self-described ambient alternative rock band Commonwealth, who have just two singles to their name – “Vinyl” and “Father(s)”. While “Vinyl” is a really good song, it’s the latter song that has me in an emotional grip. Commonwealth plays genuinely emotional alternative rock that’s more spacey than most of their peers – two fairly easy bands to pinpoint as influences here are Hopesfall and Casey. The latter is a more modern comparison (if Casey veered more toward alt-rock and away from post-hardcore), while the former’s 2002 masterpiece The Satellite Years evokes similar comparisons for the ambient post-hardcore sound that a lot of bands are pursuing today.

All in all, Commonwealth is a fantastic band that is destined for great things. On the back of just two singles, their star is rising. Be prepared.

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