Each song on The Consequence of Being Alive brings something new to the table. Lyrically, Gable Price and Friends cleverly handle walking through the stress life brings, detailing the love felt in life while honestly grappling with the loss that is inevitable. By making their music so accessible, this group has ensured their message is heard loud and clear: "Yeah, you live and love and lose, and that's the consequence of being alive."
What Amongst the Giants have done with Desolate Minds is create a vehicle that gives voice to the utter hopelessness many feel trapped in, and they've done so in an extremely creative and expressive way.
The Devil Wears Prada proves on their 8th album Color Decay that they are fearless, capable of innovating their brand of metalcore without losing themselves in the process.
From the way they released Remade in Misery one carefully crafted track at a time, to the final composition, Memphis May Fire affirmed the value in the genre and took hold (once again) of their place within it.
Filled to the brim with driven guitars, synth swagger, and emotive expressionism, Apophysitis by Fight the Fade is an album that leaves listeners on their toes and fires on all cylinders.
Handling the overall theme of the brokenness of the world with a steady hand, Islander solidifies their place as a band with a clear voice that demands to be heard.
Metalcore group Amongst the Giants has graced the scene with a new jam: "Black Box." There is a desperation felt through the musicality of this song that never relents, perfectly fitting with the theme of internal anguish. Raw, yet refined; crunchy, but smooth; aggression meets torment.
How does a band that has been around since the late 90s put together something fresh and new? Seventh Day Slumber's response to that question is their latest album Death By Admiration, an album that sees the band exploring territory they've only teased before.
Filled with equal parts melody and hardcore drive, Pain Split is an album that is easy to listen to, but it still packs a punch that won't soon be forgotten.
ulogies is a beautiful record from a band that fully knows what they are doing— and is really good at doing it.