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James Downing

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Metal
  1. collection 18
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  1. VOID
    by Destroy The Runner
    End Transmission End Transmission
    So, so, happy to hear the return of one of my all-time favorite Metalcore bands DTR.

    Even HAPPIER to hear Kyle Setter back at the helm.

    I wish I could go back in time and tell 2010 James that DTR would come back, and that all would be well. They didn't skip a beat.

    So happy to be able to support a band that meant so much to me back in the day \m/\m/
  2. Connect
    by By The Thousands
    Revenant Revenant
  3. Night Terrors
    by Traitors
    BURNOUT (Ft. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder) BURNOUT (Ft. Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder)
    I’m not a fan of chug-a-lug Deathcore. It seems like the genre is stagnant and played-out.

    I dig Traitors’ Night Terror, though. Traitors’ down-tempo approach, coupled with audible bass guitar, and a “yell-and-scream” vocal style, create a raw, passionate, angry sound – which is refreshing in an age in which super-tight recording quality is sterilizing studio metal.

    The album artwork is excellent, too. This is a brutal, raging, EP. Great lifting music.
  4. Reform
    by Visionary
    Visionary followed me on Instagram so I figured I’d check them out.
    They are very reminiscent of Erra’s 2010 release “Andromeda” (the Erra a lot of Erra fans seem to miss), IMO.
    Visionary’s single “Reform” combines beautiful, ambient, backing guitar with driving, groovy “Djent core”. Although they rely on 100% “harsh” vocals, the vocals are presented in such a way that the magnificence of the atmosphere is not drowned out.
    This song is beautiful. ambient, yet aggressive, djent. Gimme more.
  5. The Book of Suffering- Tome 1
    by Cryptopsy
    Detritus (the one they kept) Detritus (the one they kept)
  6. Eventuality
    by NYN
    Blind Sight (feat. Christian Muenzner) Blind Sight (feat. Christian Muenzner)
  7. The Cosmic Throne
    by Serpentspire
    The World Eater Approaches The World Eater Approaches
  8. Residuum
    by Dawn of Dementia
    Primitive Aberration Primitive Aberration
  9. Revenants
    by NovaThrone
    Hands of Gaia (Feat. Oliver Rae Aleron of Archspire) Hands of Gaia (Feat. Oliver Rae Aleron of Archspire)
    I was drawn in by Revenants’ awesome-and-clearly-Tech Death album artwork. Great artwork, great recording quality. Don’t love the Deathcore slow chug-a-lug of “The Elder Grave” but Hands of Gaia? Oh BABY.

    Vicious, noodley, atmospheric, up-tempo, classic Tech Death. Archspire is obviously sick, but the NovaThrone drummer makes this track. Guy was made for Tech Death. Love this song. You give me an album of “Hands of Gaia”, NovaThrone, and I shall give you all of my dollars.
  10. Incurso
    by Spawn of Possession
    Where Angels Go Demons Follow Where Angels Go Demons Follow
  11. Obsolescence
    by Abysmal Dawn
    Inanimate Inanimate
  12. Demons
    by Bloodshot Dawn
    The Image Faded The Image Faded
  13. The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin
    by Abominable Putridity
    Remnants Of The Tortured Remnants Of The Tortured
  14. Wretched Existence
    by Before The Harvest
    Overriding The Menial Overriding The Menial
  15. Dissentient
    by AngelMaker
    Godless Godless
  16. Ravens Krieg
    Rock Cemetery Rock Cemetery
  17. Gateway To The Antisphere
    by Sulphur Aeon
    diluvial ascension - gateway to the antisphere diluvial ascension - gateway to the antisphere
    They say "don't judge a book by its cover", but I only checked out the album because of the album artwork. This is one case in which the book does indeed match the cover. What a wonderful work of art.
  18. Dim and Slimeridden Kingdoms
    by Slugdge
    The Toxic Salts The Toxic Salts