Review: Lifecurse – “Elysium”

imagesBAND: LIFECURSE

ALBUM: “ELYSIUM”

RELEASE DATE: JULY 18, 2013

LABEL: INDEPENDENT

GENRE: METALCORE

RATING: 8.5/10

 

Elysium is Lifecurse’s newest release, and what an effort it is. The album combines the tried and true metalcore formula of brutally harsh vocals with soaring cleans, two-step worthy breakdowns, and pounding rhythm sections, and adds in the occasional hint of melody and tasteful electronic moments. Elysium can best be described as a tasteful metalcore album. Continue reading

Review: Cruelty in the Garden – “Hidden Reality”

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CRUELTY IN THE GARDEN

“HIDDEN REALITY”

Genre: Deathcore

Label: Drop A Records

Release Date: June 2013

Rating: 7/10

 

Cruelty in the Garden is a Polish deathcore band slated to release their sophomore album, Hidden Reality, this month with Drop A Records. The album is riffy, heavy, and chock full of breakdowns and two-step moments. While not amazing, Hidden Reality is a solid deathcore album. Continue reading