What you need to know about Portland metalcore act Dying Wish is this – they’re fast, pissed-off, and one of the most exciting bands in the genre you probably haven’t heard yet. While the band haven’t even released a proper full-length just yet, last year’s split with Serration put them on the map as a band to immediately put on your radar, and their run of tour dates with Counterparts + Stray From The Path will end up doing much the same. The band’s new song “Enemies In Red”, which features Knocked Loose’s Bryan Garris, hits just like your favorite early-2000’s metalcore bands – but with a fresh coat of paint that makes them such an exciting band in the scene.
Knocked Loose are currently enjoying a huge year, headlining a major tour on the backs of their new album A Different Shade Of Blue, and while the band might not quite be everyone’s cup of tea (ding dong, your opinion is WRONG though), there’s no disputing that Knocked Loose is one of many bands bringing new life into what heavy music can be.
If you’ve listened to Knocked Loose’s nuclear sophomore album A Different Shade Of Blue, you probably know that this is the sound of a band who clearly didn’t fall into a sophomore slump of any sort. It’s one that’s sure to rank rather high in our year-end “best of 2019” list, that’s for sure.
At this very moment, few bands in hardcore and metalcore are being hyped as much as Knocked Loose. Having gone from a solid local act to headlining and support juggernaut in just a 5-year span is very impressive no matter what their genre is, and given that it’s harder than ever for bands to create a sustainable income and hype for themselves, what KL have done is even more astounding. They’re now a band that even gets big-time slotting on major festivals, too.