Trying Times has gotten the “Best of Me” again with their powerful tracks!

Back again, Trying Times are killing it with high energy dynamic tracks! Their newest one, “Best of Me” is no exception.

This is another track that starts off strong, punching you in the face with riffing and gritty vocals. Soon after the raw intro, the melodic elements of the song kick in for the chorus section. Clean vocals throughout the chorus offer a wide chorus-effect sound that pairs well with the following signature grinding bass and growls. This one even has a sudden drop in intensity for a spacey breakdown section to top it off. If you like a high energy metal track, with some space to breathe throughout, “Best of Me” might be one to listen to!

Listen to “Best of Me” here, and give Trying Times a follow for those future updates!

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Are you immune to the creatures in your head?

German metalcore heavy hitters Immunity have dropped another in-your-face track, “Creatures”.

Not only does the song feature the technical precision you would expect from a German act, it also highlights the songwriting and musical abilities of the band. If you’re a fan of modern metalcore with a massive sound, give “Creatures” a listen now!

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You’ll definitely need sunscreen for these “Ultraviolet” rays from Westhand!

Metalcore band: Westhand, from Detroit, Michigan, fry us with their new track “Ultraviolet.”

We have been covering a bunch of heavy bands with synth production rounding out the mix, and this song is no exception! With many tracks getting shorter and shorter nowadays, this offers a refreshing middle-ground between a ten minute progressive track, and a two minute punk banger. One of the best parts of the song is its diversity in aggressive vocals, moving from growling, to rapping, to yelling. When paired with the song’s expansive clean vocals, the aggression really hits home! Slowing it down for a killer breakdown always gives a certain amount of depth and punch to the song and following section as well. If you like the metalcore style, but want something a little more fleshed out with instruments and structure, this might be the one!

Give “Ultraviolet” by Westhand a listen, and be sure to follow them for those future updates!

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Whatever Wholeheart has on the end of this “Spirit Leash,” is bound to be terrifying!

Metalcore band, Wholeheart, from Grand Rapids, MI, give us a straightforward hardcore style with depth-centric guitars for “Spirit Leash.”

This track starts it off with the infamous Pro Tools click track sound that any studio musician most likely despises at this point. It works great with building into the absolute slammer of a hardcore progression though. The guitars are beefy, the vocals are aggressive, and the bass has that low growling nature that pairs so well with the intensity of the track. The instrumentation following the spitting vocal lines brings a freight train of heaviness and unity. The lead guitar lines give the track a touch of melodic appeal that contrasts excellently with the aggression. If you like a to-the-point metalcore style, that simultaneously keeps you engaged and banging your head, this one is worth a listen!

Give Wholeheart and their track “Spirit Leash” a listen, and be sure to follow them for more updates!

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4 Oceans enter the mosh pit “Unbidden,” and they bring Dominic Christoph of Cypecore!

German metalcore band, 4 Oceans, slam out a new heavy track, Unbidden, with Cypecore vocalist, Dominic Christoph.

4 Oceans really kicks into the track with strong synths fading into a depth charge of rhythm guitars. Where this song strikes the ear, is through its rising progression, setting itself apart from a standard grindy metal track. The synth action and intermittent clean vocals help lift the progression while the drums and guitars keep it gritty and metal in production. Growl vocals in this one are well controlled and combo excellently with the sustained cleans. If you want to get hit by a train of metal, but also like quick high-register progressions and melody, this one might be for you!

Give Unbidden, by 4 Oceans (Feat. Dominic Christoph) a listen, and be sure to follow them for future updates!

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“How Do You Feel?” We feel pretty good about the new track from Glass Hands

Metalcore band, Glass Hands, from Indianapolis, Indiana, hit us with a catchy metal track with pop and alternative influences, “How Do You Feel?”

This track hits all the feels if you like a strong and diverse vocal performance. There are lots of examples of falsetto, catchy lines, and the grungy growl vocals we love. One of the key aspects to the track that draws the ear, is its unique groove, emphasizing backbeats, rather than beats one and three. This really keeps the guitar lines interesting and provides a compelling combo for the vocal line. Structurally, the song has a lot of effective building of intensity and motion through sections of aggression, high vocals, and grooving guitars. If you can appreciate the melodic and catchy side of metalcore, you might like this one!

Listen in on Glass Hands’ new track “How Do You Feel?” and be sure to give them a follow for future updates!

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We are digging the “Echoes” surrounding us, thanks to Secondhand Saints!

Metalcore band, Secondhand Saints, from Belgium, just released the diverse and heavy production, “Echoes.”

This has all the contrasts that make an effective metal track with a strong feature of synth melodies. As the song progresses, there are repeating examples of strong call and response growls to the clean vocals. The processing on clean vocals pairs well with the included synths, having a widening effect that grows increasingly spacey as the chorus kicks in. We always love hearing those big guitar chugs and angry breakdowns, and this song delivers there as well! If you like full growling vocals, powerful clean vocals, synths, and chugging guitars, you’ll get a kick out of this one.

Catch “Echoes” by Secondhand Saints in their new music video here! Also be sure to give them a follow for upcoming releases!

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Trying Times are certainly not fading away, with their monster song “Nothing I Am”

US metalcore band, Trying Times, are at it again, bringing us another dynamic metal banger to try out, “Nothing I Am.”

The track has a classic metal intro equipped with a weighty punch into grindy guitars, bass, and strong riffing. As with the last Trying Times track we posted on, “Tidal Wave,” this one continues to impress with dynamic structure, melody, and aggression. The clean vocals hit space in the mix that cater to wide powerful lines that transfer well into the airy yells that we all love. Growl vocals throughout the song also don’t disappoint. With effective spacing and intensity, they offer the contrast needed to pull the story together. I don’t know what Trying Times have going on with their bass tone in this, but it absolutely destroys with that killer bass clang and depth.

Pick up those headphones or crank those speakers because “Nothing I Am,” by Trying Times is worth feeling! Give them a follow as well for future updates!

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Common Choir and Five AM give us the “Shivers” with this new track

Minneapolis metalcore band Common Choir, teams up with Sam Nelson of Five AM to bring us a heavy Ed Sheeran cover “Shivers!”

If you like the original Ed Sheeran song “Shivers,” but you just need a little more grinding guitar, spitting growls, and a full soaring chorus, you’re going to like this one! The growls in this track are extra powerful, full of energy, and have excellent clarity and grit. Sam Nelson makes an impressive showing as well, with his adaptation of the “Shivers” hook melody. The melodic elements really contrast the aggression of the rest of the track. Common Choir is always slaying it on the fast paced, grindy tracks, and this one delivers! I recommend listening with the original in an A/B fashion to grasp the full added heft that Common Choir put into this.

Give “Shivers” a spin and follow the guys in Common Choir to see what’s up next!

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Future Palace lights up some “Flames” in the world of metalcore

German metalcore band, Future Palace, lights it up with a killer video and new song “Flames.”

The track uses your typical heavy beatdown of guitars in the metalcore genre, with contrasting sections using electronic style production. The song shows a mix of growls, epic clean vocals, and unique sub and rap style vocals to break it up. When the chorus hits, everything amps up and drives forward leaving the listener waiting for its return. The outro even busts out some lead guitar and chorus changeups that really kick. If you love dynamic transitions and some style melding, give this one a listen!

Take a listen to “Flames” here, and follow Future Palace for upcoming developments!

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