We’re “Dead Addicted” to this new track from 4 Oceans

Metalcore band from Germany, 4 Oceans, bring it back to RMP with their new track “Dead Addicted!”

The Last track we covered by 4 Oceans, “Unbidden,” had some grungy but uplifting instrumentation with guitars and synths. Dead Addicted delivers in the same light, with a health balance between ear splitting growls and full melodic choruses. The guitars on this song I found to be especially effective, offering clarity, but not overpowering the rest of the arrangement. The synth additions hold a wider ambient portion of the mix than on Unbidden. If you like your heavy riffs with some extra edge and an aggressive vocal to combo with, try out Dead Addicted!

Give “Dead Addicted,” by 4 Oceans a listen here, and follow them for more!

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Get the best of Half Me with “Blacklight!”

German metalcore band, Half Me, slap down a hefty wall of sound with this month’s release “Blacklight.”

The beefiness of instruments really shine through on this one, with massive gritty guitars and bass. The clean and growl vocals are well executed with an engaging back and forth. Although brutal and dirty, the song has a smoothness to it that melds all elements together into one cohesive unit. Transitions throughout the track keep it moving and dynamic as well. If you like a chunky metalcore track with plenty of massive brutality, give the Blacklight video a watch! Stick with it until the end for a grinding breakdown too.

Watch the official video for Half Me and their track “Blacklight” here and follow them for future updates!

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Destroy//Create and Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker bring it down to a “Whisper (Printemps)”

Metalcore band Destroy//Create, team up with Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker, to bring us a heavy dynamic story “Whisper (Printemps.)”

With calming clean vocals and guitar building into barking vocals and driving guitars, this song keeps a dynamic flow. I enjoyed listening to the three intensities of vocal styles, mellow, aggressive, and the wide chorus sound. You can really feel the passion put into this, with melody lines and lyrics that pull you in. The instruments keep the track punchy and escalated to match the diverse vocal styles. If you like the story in songs, with contrasting sections and dynamic changes, this one might be worth a listen!

Scope out “Whisper (Printemps)” by Destroy//Create featuring Rory Rodriguez and be sure to follow them for more!

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We’re Wolves are heavier than “Titanium”

Metalcore band “We’re Wolves,” open the month with a heavy production “Titanium.”

The video provides awesome contrast, jumping from the clean guitar riff in the studio, to a full-on hefty mix. There are plenty of gut-wrenching growl vocals and riffing sections, with clean vocals as a break from the mayhem. The rhythm and punch in drums set a solid base for the rest of the instruments to thrive. I especially liked the variations in clean vocal melodies when they hit up in the higher register. Combining the visual story with a punchy mix makes for a compelling track any hard rock or metal fans should watch!

Give “Titanium” by We’re Wolves, a look here, and be sure to follow them for more bangers!

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Caleb Hyles, Judge & Jury, and Jonathan Young do not “Idolize” numbers!

Caleb Hyles teams up with Judge & Jury and Jonathan Young to deliver a depth-filled hard rock track “Idolize.”

Caleb started off making big waves in the realm of covering songs on YouTube, and we’re not disappointed with his original tracks either! The guitars have a fullness that really shines through while supporting Caleb’s powerful vocals. In addition to the power held in vocals, there is also a catchiness to the melody line that rings through. The width and heaviness present in this song is exceptional, without any abrasive or overly brutal sections. What really pulled me in was the grit on Caleb’s vocal line in high intensity sections. If you want a solid hard rock song that you can sing to, don’t sleep on this one!

Catch up with Caleb Hyles, Judge & Jury, and Jonathan Young, with their track “Idolize” here, and be sure to follow them!

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Sakoya sell their souls to be “Painted in Gold”

Hard rock band Sakoya, drop a new powerful track “Painted in Gold.”

The grindy guitars and haunting bell sounds in this track provide a perfect space for the clean vocals. The push and pull of the verses to choruses leaves a wide range for dynamics and excitement ramping. Although there are not any growl vocals, the gritty distortion effects on verse melodies keep it spicey and aggressive. The weight and ambience of the riffing instrumental sections especially drew me in on this one. If you’re looking for a gritty and powerful hard rock song without constant growl vocals, this one is worth headbanging to!

Give “Painted in Gold” by Sakoya a listen and follow them for future releases!

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Coldstate show a “Gruesome” display of metal and aggression

Metalcore band, Coldstate, give us their new high energy and aggressive track, “Gruesome.”

The barking growl vocals in this song are on point and pair excellently with pounding drums and hefty chugging guitars. Each of the chorus sections has an effective rising feel with lots of ambience for fans of wide stereo images. Aside from the more open-ended choruses, this track holds up an impressive wall of pummeling sound consistently throughout the structure. If you love diving into the pit for some meaty riffing and growl vocals, this may be the one for you!

Give a listen to “Gruesome,” by Coldstate here, and be sure to follow for more of their updates!

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Saving Vice bringing “I, Dysmorphia” to light on a superficial earth

Vermont metalcore band, Saving Vice, hit us with another banger: “I, Dysmorphia” only a month apart from our last posting!

Normally we try to space out coverage of specific bands so they aren’t too close together, but Saving Vice deserves a bit of a shoutout on this one. Starting off with their rap style and transitioning to aggressive and clean vocals has us reeling from the impact. The use of sub bass and close up rap vocals, transitioning to huge metalcore choruses makes for an impressive progression. The chorus is extra singable and the overall ebb and flow of the song leaves tons of room for expression. If you like the classic melodic nature of metalcore and can make some room for growls and rapping, give this one a look!

Listen to “I, Dysmorphia” by Saving Vice here, and be sure to follow them up!

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Father Deer Hands fly with clipped wings in a “Sunlight Dance!”

Australian post-hardcore band, Father Deer Hands, comes out with a track bursting with aggression, “Sunlight Dance.”

Right from the start this track blasts off, not wasting any time getting into it with driving guitars and spitting growls. The song’s energy and consistent aggression remind me of a style similar to Vanna, with its own twist. The guitar progression and riffing brings an uplifting feeling to the otherwise grungy growls. Every instrument has a place to shine and the longer song structure allows more development than a typical punk banger. If you’re a fan of hardcore, punk, and metal, this one is definitely worth moshing to!

Give “Sunlight Dance,” by Father Deer Hands a listen, and follow them for future updates!

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STARSET, Judge & Jury, and Breaking Benjamin are not “Waiting On The Sky To Change”

Starset, Judge & Jury, and Breaking Benjamin are kicking it up a notch with their new song “Waiting On The Sky To Change.”

Contrary to the suggestion, the three groups have decided not to wait around for the sky to change, and instead, blast us with this hard rock masterpiece. The grindy depths of guitar, ambient synths, and flowing vocals all come together for a unified power mix. I have been a longtime fan of Breaking Benjamin, and this collaboration is not a disappointment after a hiatus in releases. The way that each verse pulls you in with smooth bass and vocals creates an excellent transition into the wide catchiness of choruses. I especially enjoyed the aggressive portions in vocals and instrumentation, featuring yells and heavy riffs. If you have been waiting on some solid hard rock, or are a fan of Starset, Breaking Benjamin, or Judge & Jury, look no further!

Listen to “Waiting On The Sky To Change,” by the killer trio: Starset, Breaking Benjamin, and Judge & Jury here, and be sure to give them a follow for future productions!

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