The Pitch: Sydney, Australia metalcore quartet Together In Tragedy drop an explosively djenty new EP. FFO: Cabal, Dayseeker, Suicide Silence
What I Like: Together In Tragedy exist just on the cusp of deathcore territory when it comes to the metalcore spectrum. Their music is consistently dark and highly aggressive; no clean vocals or catchy, melodic choruse here. Vocals are bitter and disdainful, seeming to grab the listener by the throat and squeezing tight. The riffs rival even Meshuggah at times in their deep resonations. Highly infectious grooves rattle bass and guitars alike, seeming to shake my very organs. I'm particularly fond of the track "Spineless," which combines these already deeply engaging elements with spooky, Korn-like effects on the lead guitars. In these moments I'm reminded of Suicide Silence's The Black Crown.
Critiques: Overall, I'm pretty impressed. This EP isn't exactly Earth-shattering in its approach, but even so I got more than what I expected upon first entry. The compositions could be a little more technical and varied.
The Verdict: There's actually quite a bit to enjoy when it comes to Delirium. What I initially went into expecting pretty by-the-numbers metalcore and deathcore tropes ended up impressing me with just enough tricks to help Together In Tragedy stand out as a unique experience. Definitely give this one a listen if you like highly aggro metalcore and deathcore.
Flight's Fav's: Spineless, Drawing Dead, Cognitive Dissonance
- Review by FlightOfIcarus
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