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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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Wind Walkers strike up a heavy topic with “Dead Talk”

Metalcore band from Massachusetts, Wind Walkers, give us some pop elements with the crunch that we all love in “Dead Talk!”

The track kicks it off with some great excitement building, synth sounds, and a super smooth clean vocal. The song amps up as the progression continues, bringing in those heavy guitars and drums. The melody line is quite catchy and brings a massive sounding sustained chorus line. This track is less on the aggressive growl side, but if you like followable clean vocals, punchy production, and some electronic elements, you’ll like this!

Give “Dead Talk” a listen and follow the guys in Wind Walkers for future updates!

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When there’s a “Tidal Wave” coming, you know these are Trying Times

US metalcore band Trying Times give us some smooth melodies and hefty beatdowns in their new track “Tidal Wave!”

This is another one of those tracks that appeals to fans of melodic sounds, bursting aggression, and wide guitars. The journey branches from soft catchy clean vocals to spitting growls throughout. Really, who doesn’t love a spacey breakdown transition back into that power chorus line? The control of feeling and dynamic changes is well done by the guys in Trying Times on this one!

Give “Tidal Wave” a spin and be sure to follow Trying Times for future progressions!

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From the fiery depths of 11|34, we bring you “Story of a Kid”

Italian post-hardcore band 11|34 give us a heavy riffing track with their new release “Story of a Kid!”

We always like a strong start to a song and this one doesn’t disappoint with an ultra heavy riff playing in tandem with the punch of the kick drum. Layering and progression in this track are well done with a blazing fast guitar line contrasting the flow of the verse vocals on top of the mix. The song fills in immensely when the chorus line hits, bringing a wide vocal melody that anyone could get stuck in their head. With a devilish name, catchy melodies, and well defined guitar parts, we’re looking forward to seeing what 11|34 will be summoning in the future!

Give “Story of a Kid” a listen, and stayed tuned with 11|34 to catch their upcoming EP “Extinction” set to release on April 8th!

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“Forsaken” are the ones on the Morning After Dark

German metalcore band, Morning After Dark, drop a classic fast paced heavy track “Forsaken!”

This one brings me back to All That Remains and As I Lay Dying, but with it’s own twist. The guitars are extra high-def for that crystal clear clarity of the riffs playing. Anyone that has been into the metalcore scene for a while can appreciate the technical heavy riffs, powerful growls, and wide clean vocals in this. Starting off with a blazing fast drum beat, this song doesn’t waste any time amping you up! I had a great time listening through this metal journey from fast, to slow, to strong sustained chorus lines.

Give “Forsaken” a listen and follow Morning After Dark for future updates!

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“Bound to Thrill,” the exhilarating new Letters Sent track!

Germany metalcore band, “Letters Sent,” bring the fast-paced elements of hardcore and metal to their new release “Bound to thrill!”

This track will get your blood pumping with its driving drums, progressing rhythms, and aggressive hardcore vocals. The growl vocals have that nice medium between clarity and aggression, hinting at ties to melodic death metal, but with a higher level of decipherability. With well executed pacing, and an in-your-face vibe, the song maintains energy while transitioning to elevated clean vocals. All in all, this is a punchy song, that will keep you on the edge of your seat with its forward moving guitar lines. The warehouse thrashing in their music video is pretty killer too.

Give the new “Bound to Thrill” music video a watch and be sure to follow Letters Sent for future updates!

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