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Like Moths To Flames Exceed Expectations with new record, ‘Dark Divine’

After two years it’s about that time again: Like Moths To Flames dropped there new album Dark Divine on November 3rd. Buckle your seats and get ready.

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Cane Hill Kick Off Anticipated Return w/ Single “Too Far Gone”

If, like us, you were wondering where Cane Hill have been, they’ve finally given us the answer — and it’s probably not what you expected:

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TRACK-BY-TRACK: Awake At Last Explain ‘Life.Death.Rebirth.’

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Awake At Last‘s newly released EP, Life.Death.Rebirth., is just six songs, but its story spans the entire cosmos. A tale written about questions of the soul, fate, and all the other great unknowns, this EP truly needs to be explained to get the most of it. Vocalist Vincent Torres delves deep into the meaning of the band’s critically acclaimed release in this exclusive track-by-track.

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RECORD REVIEW: Stray From the Path – ‘Only Death is Real’

Stray From the Path are anything but subtle. Outspoken, straight up and furious, their newest album, Only Death is Real, says a lot of the things we’ve been trying to say for the past year. This record is pure venom.

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NEED-TO-KNOW: Wither Away

Melodic hardcore is a genre that truly needs the attention it deserves. You can probably count the number of current well known melodic hardcore bands on one hand. So let’s start recognizing bands of this genre that are coming out with great music. Wither Away, a band out of PA, have recently released their debut record, The Words We Live By, The Actions We Don’t Take. Give their single, “The Grand Tree,” a listen right here and let us know what you think!

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Record Review: Counterfeit Culture – ‘Deathwish’

Counterfeit Culture manage to do more with a three track EP than some manage to do with an over-saturated full-length. The only thing I can find fault in with Deathwish is that it is too short. 30 seconds in, I wanted to enjoy at least ten songs worth of this dysphoric, resentful bundle of fun.

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Record Review: Phantoms – ‘Screaming on the Inside’

I happen to enjoy Florida’s production of metalcore more than it’s oranges or theme parks. Phantoms from Jacksonville are not an exception, especially with their melodic. sometimes edging-on-symphonic brand of it. Their latest release, and second under their current name, Screaming on the Inside, is a fun blend of all the things you’ve heard under the metalcore label. Is it fun? Yes. Is it catchy? Yes. Will my head bang to it? Yes. What about my arms? Yes. “If I rip out your tongue will you cry about that?” Yes.

The downside is it actually uses too much clean vocal for my taste. Phantoms also don’t seem like the kind of band that will produce meaningful and deep lyrics, but offer more in the way of reckless abandon, head-moving, fist-throwing kind of shit that is always a good time. Get your copy of Screaming on the Inside August 25th, 2017 via Outerloop Records.

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Record Review: Shattered Sun – ‘The Evolution of Anger’

Probably not too many people are aware of the band Shattered Sun from Alice, Texas, but the band have been around for a few years with two previous records and a third newly released, The Evolution of Anger. So what is that next evolutionary step? Based on what the band has to say, it’s action.

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NEED-TO-KNOW: Eidola ‘To Speak, To Listen’

Blue Swan Records band Eidola released their new record To Speak, To Listen a few weeks ago and if you’re a post-hardcore or prog metal fan you need to check the record out. The album debuted at #10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #11 on Hard Rock, so it’s safe to say it’s worth listening to. They’ve got an experimental vibe but they take care not to neglect their heavy side. If you like what you hear, they will be on tour with The Ongoing Concept later this summer.

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