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Cryptosis—Bionic Swarm (Century Media)

On Bionic Swarm, Cryptosis sounds like what you would imagine a killer prog metal band to sound like out of Bladerunner’s universe. The Dutch trio’s (formerly known as Distillator) debut album under the new moniker is equal parts futuristic, brooding, and most importantly, human. Bionic

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Enforced—Kill Grid (Century Media)

One of the great things about a new band putting out a great debut album is the anticipation for the follow up—hoping that the people involved can put lightning in a bottle a second time and deliver something just as good, if not better, than

Sleepsculptor—Entry: Dispersal

by Tom Springer While a spinoff of the metalcore genre itself, mathcore is filled with its own sub genres, spinoffs, and variations. On one end you have the slightly more accessible bands that pull more from emo, metalcore, and even alt rock and on the

The Callous Daoboys—Die on Mars

by Tom Springer It’s not every day that a band like the Callous Daoboys or an album like Die On Mars comes around. An album that leaves you utterly speechless at the end, in shock and awe over what you just experienced. Once it actually

Sharptooth—Transitional Forms

By Tom Springer Out to prove exactly why they deserve that 100K a show, metalcore money, Sharptooth have dropped their latest release Transitional Forms for us to digest. The album brings something different to the table than just straightforward metalcore with often tongue in cheek

The Used—Heartwork

by Tom Springer The Used have always been a band that has played around with their sound. From their debut heavy screamo self titled album that helped bring forth the genre to the mainstream with songs like The Taste Of Ink that saw regular radio

Asking Alexandria—Like a House on Fire

Asking Alexandria’s Self-Titled album not only marked the return of their original vocalist Danny Worsnop but also a slight deviation in sound. The band toned things down a bit from their rowdy metalcore days to a more straightforward hard rock album. It was something that