Erra’s progressive metalcore shines on new song, “Snowblood”

Erra is one of progressive metalcore’s brightest stars, continuing to shine where many of their peers fall away. The release of last year’s single “Eye Of God” showcased an updated and upgraded Erra sound, with signature melodies and incisive guitar riffs weaving in and out of each other with ease. Now, with a new single in “Snowblood” out (and their signing to UNFD), how does it stack up to their previous work? Quite well. Give “Snowblood” a spin below.

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White Noise: On 2011’s ‘Impulse’, progressive metalcore band Erra got off to a roaring start

While the genre is fairly oversaturated at this point, there was a time early in the last decade where bands playing progressive metalcore were uncommon. Alabama’s Erra were one of the first to emerge a decade ago, releasing a series of EP’s that eventually landed them a record deal with Tragic Hero Records. While their newer output (especially the 2016 release of Drift) earned them a growing fanbase, it’s the band’s first two records, Impulse and Augment, that laid the groundwork for future success.

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Hybrid Earth: On 2013’s ‘Augment’, Erra charted a course for modern progressive metalcore

Erra wasn’t always as popular as they are currently. Though the progressive metalcore band from Alabama have been around for right around a decade, it also wasn’t that long ago they were (promising!) openers for just about every metalcore tour you can think of. Not that it’s a bad thing – everyone has to cut their teeth somewhere. Erra’s strong work ethic and songwriting abilities shine through on all four of their full-lengths to date, but it’s on 2013’s Augment where the band really showed off their brilliance – providing some of the most awe-inspiring moments in all of progressive metalcore.

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Erra is in the studio recording a new album

While 2018’s Neon was a tremendous success for the band, resulting in some of the highest-profile tours of the progressive metalcore band’s career to date, the best is still yet to come for Erra. The band, who are playing major festivals like Furnace Fest and iMatter, just to name a few, have more big plans on the horizon this year. Namely, a new album – which the Alabama-based band are in the studio recording right now.

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