Hostage drop “Cancer,” in support of world cancer day 2022

Metalcore band Hostage, from Germany, drop “Cancer,” teaming up with Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship to raise funds for world cancer day on February 4th, 2022.

Hostage does a great job incorporating high-movement lines while maintaining a solid rhythm on this track. The guitar riffs are interesting, yet hold the concrete depth that is needed to bring a metal mix together. The amount of aggression in the growl vocals is on point, with lots of energy and a good blend with the clean vocals. On top of it all, the song has that bass and kick drum punch that works so well with grindy riffs in this genre. Stay until the end to hear the ramping tempo transition.

Give a listen to “Cancer,” and be sure to head over to the Rotarian Metalhead Fellowship’s fundraiser page to see what Hostage has been promoting!

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Howl Like Wolves take the “Crown” with their new track!

The German Metalcore band, Howl Like Wolves, hit us with their title track and anticipated EP “Crown!”

This past September, we covered another track from the EP: “Into The Waves,” and this one delivers just as well! The song has the depth of a synth-heavy Bring Me The Horizon track and then adds bursts of aggression and hefty beatdown sections on top. The layering in this track is superb, going from a low intensity intro, to the pounding main riff, verse, and adding in bass as the progression continues. Leaving instruments out and bringing them in to create a fuller section is a strong suit for this track, always bringing the dynamics to the next level. The growl vocals are also tearing it up throughout! The “in your face” vibe of the growls, transferring to the background when the clean vocals pick up, makes for a perfect combo.

Take a listen to this title track off their new EP “Crown,” and be sure to scope out the other tracks from the EP as well!

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Listen to VOXX! you’ll “Never Look Back”

Hard rock band VOXX, from Tampa Bay, Florida, drop their grungy mix of a track “Never Look Back!”

The track has that raw alternative rock sound of something close to Chevelle, but with it’s own twist, featuring pounding drums and extra heavy rhythms. The breakdown towards the end is a classic hard rock soundscape that throws a great change-up into the song structure. There is lots of great clean vocal processing on this, with the added grit and massive feeling of the lines. If you grew up on hard rock music, and can appreciate a clean but gritty vocal style, you won’t be disappointed!

Give this track a listen, and follow VOXX for future updates!

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“Didn’t You Get The Memo?” Damnear Divine gets it!

Pop punk band Damnear Divine, from Las Vegas, Nevada, puts up their track “Didn’t You Get The Memo?”

Damnear Divine has been kicking it since 2009, and has started getting more active now in 2021, re-releasing their EP from 2011 “Freeways & Farewells” this year! This track has a great energy to it and has the classic pop-punk vocal sound we all love. The guitars are smooth but driving with that distorted warmth. The snippets of aggression with growl vocals offer a nice contrast to the prominent lead vocals in the song. The use of gang vocals on this track are really well done and add a lot of depth to the transitions.

Whether you’ve heard the track already or not, it’s a solid production that I think anyone could get stuck in their head! We’re glad Damnear Divine is getting back out there and tearing it up!

Catch the rest of the “Freeways & Farewells” album, and give Damnear Divine a follow to stay posted on upcoming releases!

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You better believe it’s “Demon Time” when “Resistor” joins the party!

Progressive death metal band Resistor, from Long Island, New York, make for a brutal occasion with their new track “Demon Time!”

This track punches you right in the face straight from the beginning with mega grindy guitars, growl vocals, and record scratching sounds! Applause is in store for these guys as they combine unique electronic sounds with a classic showing of pure brutality. The track doesn’t last long, but it doesn’t need to! Being a straightforward thrashing ebb and flow of fast and slow paced aggression, it really gets Resistor’s point across! Stick around for the slow chugs that exemplify how much gritty depth these guys put into the song.

Give this track a listen, and be sure to follow Resistor to stay up to date on their future releases!

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“MAKE MY DAY,” by listening to their new track “The Vandal”

Metalcore band “MAKE MY DAY,” from Tokyo, Japan, drop a face pummeling track “The Vandal!”

This song has the qualities of a high production metal track with heavy but smooth guitars, pounding drums, and barking growls. While holding down the heavy side, the track also gives way to a beefy clean vocal chorus complete with an effective stop to top off the transition! The breakdown shows off a unique approach with lo-fi effects on the vocal as well. Overall, it’s just a great track with lots of depth in the growling guitars, powerful lead vocals, and massive transitions.

Give “The Vandal” a listen, and follow “MAKE MY DAY,” to stay up to date on their upcoming shows and releases!

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“Gravity” brings back our H.E.R.O. as their new track!

Metalcore band H.E.R.O. from Copenhagen, Denmark, knocks another one out of the park with their new song “Gravity!”

If you can appreciate clean vocal production, synths, and chunky riffs, you’ll enjoy this banger from H.E.R.O.! There are lots of elements taken from pop music injected into this heavy distorted guitar style. The contrast between punchy live drum sounds and stylistic electronic drums, makes for a compelling story in song structure. The slower paced synth and drum verse sections create a great flow that pulls you in before exploding into that high register wide chorus. Overall, the track does a great job building excitement due to the progressing drums and electronic production!

Give this new single “Gravity,” a listen, and follow H.E.R.O. for future releases!

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Amberstein counters toxicity with “The Comeback”

Melodic metal band Amberstein, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, just dropped a new track “The Comeback!”

It has all the elements of metal you love, combined in a unique way! I especially love the use of that crunchy bass tone in conjunction with the classic deep guitar distortion. The stops in the rhythm guitars really give the riffs some clarity and definition throughout. With this punchy, growling modern metal production, and a wide heroic vocal reminiscing of early metal, the track really delivers. Be sure to listen to the end to snag a listen to the face frying guitar solo section!

Give “The Comeback” a scope, and follow Amberstein for future updates!

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The God Particle offer a worthy metal “Sacrifice”

Canadian metal project “The God Particle,” hits us with one of their all-star lineup tracks “Sacrifice!”

Jeff Sanna’s solo project: “The God Particle,” brings on Chris Clancy and Dan Bage from Munity Within to lay down vocals and the guitar solo respectively on this song. The track is exceedingly massive, with a theatrical composition style, and soaring lead vocals that add depth and power to the mix. The rising energy that they radiate contrasts especially well with the growl vocals and distorted elements!

Overall, there is some great song writing here with a compelling intro, building of energy throughout, and vocal lines that will catch you by surprise. The song is quite a journey, and if you can appreciate a symphonic leaning style, with epic vocals, and technical performance, you will want to be on it.

Give “Sacrifice” a listen, and follow “The God Particle” to stay up to date on the rest of the album details expected this year!

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Homesick enough to say “We Are Done”

Pop punk band Homesick, from Madrid, Spain, drop a burst of energy in their new track “We Are Done!”

We Are Done is as much heavy hitting as it is melodic and easy to follow along with! Transitions of energy between verses and choruses leave you with a nice dynamic progression that’ll get your blood pumping. The choruses take you for a spin with a catchy melody-line and yelling towards the end. The lead guitar also does a great job of lightening the song up, while not being overpowering or abrupt. Be sure to listen to the end to hear the vocal-centric breakdown. It really kicks into the next part with all instruments!

Listen to “We Are Done” here and be sure to give Homesick a follow to stay up to date!

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