Lately, Iâve been exploring the deep realms of the underground deathcore scene and I came across Your Pain Is Endearing
. I must say, there is really nothing better than stumbling across an awesome band and Your Pain Is Endearing
is an excellent find in my opinion. The âThe Turning of Tides
â EP is an awesome blend of deathcore and slight death metal influences. I have major respect for bands who keep the true sound deathcore alive whilst moving forward in terms of sheer quality of the music. Donât get me wrong though, Your Pain Is Endearing
isnât just another cheap rip off of Whitechapel
or something, they are more than that.
The main focal point in The Turning of Tides
is definitely the deathcore aspect of their music and how theyâve pushed a relatively primitive form, into the deathcore scene. For a starter, youâll notice that the song structure of each track is just a little more complex. The tempo is quicker, the range of pitch is a lot longer, and there seems to be a real defined way that theyâve made the quick interval changes in their music. I donât know why, but I really enjoy this form of deathcore on top of most styles of deathcore. To sum Your Pain Is Endearing
in a small nut shell, Iâd have to say that theyâre just a more pure deathcoreish version of the band As Blood Runs Black
However, there is a very strong modern death metal influence in the music too. Notably, the vocals: deep, gutturally and ferocious. This adds to the solidness that has already been laid by the foundations of the deathcore elements in their music. They have more of a melodic death metalish aesthetic to their music rather than a pure deathcore one. They have combined the darkness of pure deathcore with the lightness of melodic death metal, so Your Pain Is Endearing
is really somewhere in the middle of the two. Now, before you go off saying that âoh, Iâm sick of all these melodic deathcore bands like As Blood Runs Black
and The Black Dahlia Murder
â. Noticed that I mentioned âpure deathcoreâ, or more specifically, the more death metalish style of deathcore (which is different from the more hardcorish style that other bands play). Although there are many, many bands out there who are playing this strain of deathcore, Your Pain Is Endearing
have really executed The Turning of Tides
quite well and I find that I stay interested for quite a long time.
I cannot do a deathcore EP analysis with taking a look at the breakdowns and the blast beats. In The Turning of Tides
, a wide number of breakdown styles are used. From; quick, sharp and ear piercing ones, to; heavy, thick and slow. Because they have both melodic death metal and pure deathcore influences in their music, they are able to incorporate both types breakdowns into their music with out feeling plain or out-of-place. When it comes to the individual instrumental components of the music, nothing beats the blast beats in The Turning of Tides
(pun intended!). They are absolutely amazing. The tone and pitch are spot on, the speed at which theyâre played is extremely quick and appropriate speed is used in appropriate tempos and passages.
Overall, The Turning of Tides
is one damn good EP which is a must for any hardcore deathcore fans out there. It features everything that deathcore fans could possibly want in a release. Killer
breakdowns, killer blast beats, killer vocals, excellent song structure, variety in tracks, and the list goes on. As far as recommending tracks for The Turning of Tides
, Iâd say that âLessons in Misanthropy
â would be an excellent place to start. All this being said however, Your Pain Is Endearing
havenât really âpushedâ or extended the genre of deathcore. So today, it gets a 16/20 from me.