I have never been into Bleed From Within. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever really listened to the band before I got a promo for their latest album Uprising. What I initially thought I had got my hands on was a corny deathcore album that I was going to toss to the side. Instead of just throwing it out however, I listened to it and, after some deliberation, I have come to love it. As far as metalcore goes in 2013, good bands are few and very, very far between. As it turns out, Bleed From Within are one of those good ones. Continue reading »
No word yet on when it will be released or what it will feature, but Whitchapel are apparently working on an untitled DVD project. I assume that will be a live DVD but who knows? In other Whitechapel news, the band is currently on tour with Asking Alexandria, I Killed the Prom Queen, Motionless in White and Chimaira. You can view the remaining tour dates below.
By Lane Oliver
Straight out of the beautiful state of Connecticut comes a trio of riff makers that create music that is not so beautiful. I am referring to the Meriden based three piece metal act Pristina, who are ready and willing to plunge you into nihilistic despair and self hatred with their dense metallic sound. Hopeless.Godless is their most recent recorded effort and it sounds as if someone injected pure anger into the disc with a syringe made of hate. I suggest you leave the lights on for this one.
War From A Harlots Mouth is a band that I liked in the past who released an album last year that completely blew me away. Voyeur fucking soared into my year-end list immediately after me hearing it for the first time. It’s such an amazing album that I still find myself constantly listening to it. What makes this better? One of my favorite tracks from the album, “Vertigo,” now has a cinematic equivalent! Continue reading »
According to a recent tweet, Whitechapel have begun to write material for their new album. No other details have been released just yet. In the meantime, the band will release a remastered version of their first full length, The Somatic Defilement, on April 16th. The album was remastered by Mark Lewis (DevilDriver, The Black Dahlia Murder) and you can preview his work by listening to the remastered version of “Vicer Exciser” over at Metal Blade. More details as they become available.
Emerging beyond the derivative shadow of eight string dullness comes Emissary, a progressive metal group based out of Orange County, CA I first introduced at the beginning of this month with the teaser track, “Like Clockwork”. With the 25th of February now at hand, the group have unleashed their debut self-titled effort. Coalescing together the promising aspects of overloaded genres such as metalcore and death metal, the new batch of tracks present an exemplary, shredtastic and fun effort, that while not paradigm-shifting, I deem well worth a listen. Stream Emissary below and pick up a copy here if you end up enjoying it. Continue reading »
The Acacia Strain have released a cartoonish lyric video for previously unreleased track, “Money for Nothing”. The track is what you’d come to expect from The Acacia Strain; breakdowns a’plenty. But there is a surprisingly catchy, southern rock inspired midsection (with cowbell!) that saves the song from being too redundant. An EP of the same name containing b-sides and rarities will be released on February 19th via Prosthetic Records. Check out the video below.
Remember Did You Just Hex Me?? I’ve talked about them here before. They were a band that I really loved that ended far too quickly. I knew that Did You Just Hex Me?‘s vocalist Brandon May has been working with another band formed from members of other Ottawa bands called Letters From The Princess but I hadn’t check into them yet. Well, after hearing the band’s demo, I can some one thing. Continue reading »
A Life Once Los, Amenra, Ash Borer, Author & Punisher, Bastard Saping, Between The Buried And Me, Bone Dance, Bosse-De-Nage, cannibal corpse, Car Bomb, coheed and cambria, Column Of Heaven, Coverge, deftones, early graves, Everything Went Black, Gaza, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, hooded menace, Kowloon Walled City, Old Man Gloom, pig destroyer, Serpentine Path, Standing On A Floor Of Bodies, The Chariot, the secret, Torch Runner, veil of maya, War From A Harlots Mouth
An’ lemme jus’ say: Fuck December 21st in it’s ass. Ain’t no ‘pocalypse, mutha’ fuckas.
Man, there were way to many good albums released this year. I listened to as many as I could but there were some that I just couldn’t get to. There are also some that I listened to, just not enough for them to make my final list. I can’t let this slide, however and I want to give a shout out to new releases by Marty Friedman, The Mars Volta, Birds In Row, Code Orange Kids, Downfall Of Gaia and Krallice. I really wish I could have settled down to check these albums out in full, but I just couldn’t get down to do it.
Before we get to my actual list I would like to thank each and every one of you readers. Without you, I honestly probably would have given this up a long time ago. Sure, on this site I give my opinion on music, but it is really you guys/gals that count. I don’t know how I could repay you all for visiting American Aftermath these past two years. You have really made it worth while. Even the haters who talked shit, I appreciate you fucks also.
Whitechapel and Emmure have announce a pretty extensive co-headlining run for early next year. Support on this tour will come from the likes of Unearth, The Plot in You and Obey the Brave. The trek extends from January 8th to February 11th and will feature a stop at New York’s Eat Your Heart Out Fest. Check out the dates below if you dare to go:
Does anyone remember Story of The Year? They were a hard rock band from St. Louis who were quite popular in the early 2000s. I’m sure you’ve heard one of the bands singles from their debut album Page Avenue: “Anthem Of Our Dying Day” and/or “Until The Day I Die.” Well, if you do remember these songs, you’ll be delighted or dismayed to learn that not only is Story of The Year still around (srsly?) but they are apparently influencing bands nowadays.
A band that I have never heard of before called War Torn Angel have released their cover “Until The Day I Die” and for the most part, it’s a copy of the original. Of course, deathcore wasn’t a thing back then, so their are subtle differences, like enhanced breakdowns and deep growls rather than exasperated screams. No, this doesn’t make it better (or worse for that matter), but it does show that you don’t have to completely fuck a song in the ass to cover it. Check out the original as well as War Torn Angel‘s cover after the jump. Continue reading »
If you remember, we hosted a full album stream of Homewrecker‘s new album Worms And Dirt which you can still stream here and to go along nicely with this album, the band has released a new music video for the tracks “Wreck” and “Worms & Dirt” together. The video is pretty rad. Lots of jump cuts and a ton of crushing tunes. Homewrecker‘s new album is a must-have for fans of crusty violence. You can check out the new video after the jump.
Of course, if this isn’t your taste, you can watch the new chugtastic Whitechapel video over here. In a bit of positive Whitechapel news, Metal Blade will be re-releasing the bands debut album The Somatic Defilement which was by far the bands best album (at least in this bloggers perspective). So yeah. Enjoy that also, I guess. Continue reading »
According to RockSound, Bring Me the Horizon will inviting fans in London, England to be apart of their new record Sempiternal. The band plans on using fans to lay down some gang vocals for the upcoming effort. Below is the official flyer that explains all you need to know if you are interested.
Mitch Lucker, frontman of popular metal band Suicide Silence, passed away this morning after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle crash that the vocalist was involved in Wednesday night. The Orange County coroner’s office pronounced Lucker dead this morning at 6:17 this morning after being hospitalized overnight. Continue reading »
In an amazing turn of events, the gargantuan prog deathcore and self-denominated “aliencore” group, Rings of Saturn, have decided to begin streaming their long awaited sophomore effort, Dingir, now! The expected November 20th album has begun stream as a result of a culmination of reasons summarized here: a) legal issues have actually barred the group from releasing the album till February 5th, b)a poor quality leak of the album has been passed widely around the internet and the group do not want an inaccurate opinion to be based off of that release and c)hell, it’s about damn time. Exploding onto the scene with their mind numbing and organ eviscerating debut album, Embryonic Anomaly, Rings Of Saturn hit hard with their wide array of hooks, sweeps, and straight extraterrestrial atmosphere and now they are fucking back. For those of you familiar with the Alien film series, consider Dingir to be the “Aliens” to the group’s catalog, the sonic equivalent of that awesome 1986 gore soaked, pun filled, and ass kicking sequel. Stream the album in full high quality below and feel free to pass the word around. Expect pre-orders late Winter from Unique Leader Records. Continue reading »