In this Review Round-Up, Rise Of The Northstar should be better; Archetypes Collide are better than they should be; and The Bar Stool Preachers are just solid all around.
Bury Tomorrow show off both their consistency in metalcore and some fresher flourishes, for a new album that finally feels blessed with long-term strength.
Invent Animate’s newest finds them handily topping an already impressive catalogue, and making a serious play for the coveted tech-metalcore crown.
With radio-rock that leans a bit heavier and hooks that strike with more consistent force, Pop Evil’s newest is far from revolutionary but it’s still an improvement.
Gideon come forward with another album of their usual brutal, searing metalcore anthems, only this time it just might be their best yet.
Ever the mavericks, Periphery’s breaking down of the sound they helped create unlocks something unmistakably bold, wild and wonderful in progressive metal.
With an acerbic lyrical stance and a metalcore sound fond of its grit and grind, .GIFFROMGOD’s newest EP is quite the assault to experience.
Graphic Nature bring the volatility and grit back to nu-metal on their debut album, and an approach that’s just as cathartic as it is bone-breaking.
Their efforts to differentiate themselves are admirable, but Shell Beach rigidly leaning on their 2000s metalcore influence is what defines them most often.
What Half Me lack in innovation, they more than make up for with a metalcore throwdown that knows how to hit unmistakably hard.