You never know what you are going to get with deathcore nowadays, the sudden influx of weird and wonderful forms of deathcore means that the term âdeathcoreâ is merely trivial. What kind of Deathcore
? Progressive? Technical? Melodic?, bands from each of those subgenres of deathcore have been popping up everywhere like rabbits. I have seemed to have forgotten a genre, thatâs it, deathcore, just pure deathcore. It seems that pure deathcore is having less and less people being drawn to it as everyone wants to be the most technical, progressive, heavy, ect. Eat A Helicopter
have decided that they arenât going to be like everyone else and stay true to true deathcore. Descend into Darkness
is an excellent showcase of how true they are to the genre and I must say, its looking good.
Iâd like to start off by saying that Descend into Darkness
might just be slightly better than The Pessimist
. Musically, Eat a Helicopter is a lot tighter and well rounded this time round. I think that even the recording of the ep is head and shoulders above their last ep this time round. I donât really think that The Pessimist
really unleased the true potential of the band. So Iâm guessing that Descend into Darkness
might have been a redemption kind of thing for the band itself.
There are two types of deathcore bands out there, the ones who are heavy and the ones who arenât. Judging by Descend into Darkness
, I can safely say that Eat A Helicopter
is definitely on the heavy side of deathcore. They have the typical attitude of a true deathcore band in their music with is something that gives them their heaviness. In case you arenât sure what I mean, bands such as Whitechapel
and My Autumn
also come to mind. Actually, come to think about it, the music on Descend into Darkness
sounds if Whitechapel
and My Autumn
âs music met halfway.
I really donât like reviewing releases like this because there is literally nothing that much to talk about. Why? because one word pretty much summarises Eat A Helicopter
and thatâs generic. There is nothing really special about Descend into Darkness
other than that itâs a slight improvement over previous EP Pessimist
. The guitar work is generic, the musical structure is overused, the vocals are nothing specialâŠ I can pretty much list everything they havenât done and class everything as generic. I mean, even if the music was generic, it can still be deep and have at least some kind of dimensions to them but I donât know if I can say that here. I just didnât feel any kind of special vibes or anything from Descend into Darkness
. Itâs just another release to me. I know what youâre probably thinking though. âyou donât understand the musicâ my answer to that would be the fact that there are other underground bands out there in the same vein who make true deathcore more interesting than Eat A Helicopter
. Letâs take Bound By Exile
as an example, they are one of the best pure deathcore bands out there hitting the underground scene. The main reason why they standout is that Bound By Exile
have put a lot of thought in their music. They havenât just thrown in some breakdowns, deathcore riffs, put in some progressiveness at the end of Descend into Darkness
and had the âsheâll be rightâ attitude. Iâm sorry, but it just doesnât work for me.
Descend into Darkness
is nothing but generic, every aspect of their music. I only recommend this to only the diehard deathcore fans out there. I think that Descend into Darkness
is mean for those who are into deathcore and nothing but deathcore because this is as deathcore as deathcore can be. Also Iâm not going to bother recommending a single track because theyâre all pretty much the same. I think that Eat A Helicopter
will need to catch up with the rest of the scene or risk being left behind. I give Eat A Helicopter
âs Descend into Darkness