The American band has been offering high quality and consistent thrashy but yet melodic metalcore music for the last two decades, most recently with “Incarnate” in 2016.
With Retribution Therapy, it is clear that Nine Shrines are carving their own path in the metalcore genre, avoiding comparisons where possible, and presenting a sound that can cross genres. As debut albums go, this is an excellent start, and I look forward to what the band will produce next.
xist Immortal’s sound is a uniquely balanced mixture of thrash, fantasy, hardcore punk, which some may call Metalcore, yet the seamless integration with which the band has brought these together is a testament to their musicianship and skill.
So here’s how it stands, from my perspective: if you’re already a fan of Whitechapel, then Mark of the Blade is going to be an album you will find great joy in
We certainly wouldn’t go back to a record label. We’ve become very comfortable as an independent unit, but I don’t know if we’d go back to Indiegogo because I think it would be disappointing if we were to do it again and it wasn’t so successful. I really don’t want to set myself up for such disappointment. I think we’ll just figure out a way to fund it ourselves, and there is a bunch of different options. At the end of the day it’s kinda tweedle-dum or tweedle-dee.
Black Friday offers Dubliners not one, but two metal events to choose from; the Redemption Fest headlined by local heroes Primordial in the Academy, and Protest the Hero headlining a show in the Voodoo lounge.
Metalcore is not a style I’m necessarily big on. Nor am I a fan of the current radio style of rock and metal. There are aspects I definitely like, for instance the metal part of it can be quite good. I also appreciate the more melodic tendencies of the genre
Protest the Hero are the definition of what fun is.
Interview with Tony Asta (Guitars) (Battlecross)
Enter Shikari at Mandela Hall Belfast Tuesday April 30th, 2013