This review is regarding Boris
the Blade's Tides of Damnation
EP, and this is, and especially for the entire Deathcore
genre, a fucking masterpiece. Now, Australia is exceptionally famous for their bands in the metalcore genre. But overall they have an incredible repertoire of bands in many extensive genres that just blow me away with every listen, and Boris
the Blade is right up there with the best of them!
the Blade is relatively new to the game, but give this EP a listen and you'll think they had been making tunes for five plus years, and that is exactly what I had thought at first. They were recommended to me by a friend and this was a little before I joined SoM. So I didn't look them up first or anything. Anyway
, if he hadn't recommended them to me, my collection of deathcore would be far from complete.
Alright, now onto the actual review! It would make sense to dissect each song in this EP, but I could just say that this shit is brutal, amazingly technical, especially for deathcore, and well, amazing. But I will get more specific with it than that! So, each track starts off crazy and brutal, like a lot of deathcore bands try to achieve, and a lot fail horribly, mainly being repetitive. But I would not say Boris
the Blade fails at anything really! Their vocalist is fucking brutal! Drummer is insane! Guitars are so very sick and deadly technical!! These guys are extremely tight, especially for a newer band, which just goes to show how much practice they've had together, and how much they worked on this!
One thing that a lot of deathcore fans look for is breakdowns, which is understandable.. Boris
the Blade does, indeed, initiate breakdowns, and they also do it like kings! Each one is very complex, and, in my opinion, not a single one sounds similar! Plus
, they definitely do not overdo breakdowns! And
even if they did put one or two more in each song, fuck yeah! With the complexity of breakdowns I've heard so far from them, I really wouldn't care if they had four or five within each song!
The drumming within each breakdown is very complex as well! Another very positive thing is that you can definitely tell when a new track starts playing, because of the extensive complexity and creativity with each song! I can't stress creativity to a deathcore band enough!! So, to wrap this up, Boris
the Blade have released a brutal and technical masterpiece with this EP, I just can't wait for a full-length!!! They will one day, in my humble opinion, rule the deathcore world! I will proudly give this a 20/20!