These fuckers lay it down in terms of melody and overall musicianship.
's debut album. Quite a damn good album I must say, with the clean and crisp production this is a good start to 2015 for metal. Emergence
is a progressive metalcore/djent album with added bonuses and quirks that make other bands in the field pale in comparison.
If you're a fan of Conducting From The Grave
, you'll know that Mikey Powell is on vocal duties for this album. He has greatly improved his clean vocals, they remind me of Michael Keene's clean vocals but a bit gruffer. And
his growls are no slouch either; but you should know that if you listen to CFTG. The guitarists on this album are those from the djent band Wide Eyes
. So the riffs and song structures are very djenty but not so boring like most djent these days. These fuckers lay it down in terms of melody and overall musicianship. Creating catchy but technical songs for this album.
I wish I could say good things about the drummer, but he (the drums could be a she lol) was programmed! The drums are good though, matching the guitarists and often doing their own thing creating groove for the djent/metalcore songs. Also, I'm pretty sure the bass was played by one if not both of the guitarists.
Overall, I'd give this album a solid 17 out of 20. I'm not a huge fan of clean vocals myself and I thought there could have been more harsh vocals but I did enjoy the clean vocals because they are well executed.