Hailing from Scranton, Pennsylvania comes a modern metal band by the name of Traverse The Abyss. The band made their debut in 2016 with the release of their debut album ‘The Gamble of Life’. Traverse The Abyss has steadily been releasing new music throughout the years, and they have just unleashed their newest EP. The new EP is titled ‘Smiling in the Suffering’ and takes the listener on a wild five track journey. Traverse The Abyss has a unique sound blended from Groove, Thrash, and metalcore to formulate a rhythmic sound that I really enjoy. Traverse The Abyss started teasing the new EP back in late 2021 with the release of a few singles off the EP. The band is one of those underrated gems that have their own unique style, and pacing. Traverse The Abyss has performed alongside international acts such as Motionless In White, Chelsea Grin, Whitechapel, Attila, and more! Overall, the EP is pretty impressive, some of my favorite tracks include ‘Only Human’, ‘Faucet Mouth’, and ‘Nemesis’! I’m pretty to catch these guys live soon, and if you’re into metal with groove I’d highly recommend a listen!