I got a couple of suggestions by Bridger some time ago. Like nearly three months or so. It’s just that I haven’t been able to look at these any sooner. Honestly, I’ve got so many bands to cover that I could turn this thing into a full-time job and still lack time.
Anyfuck, let’s focus on a band. This one’s called Steryle and they’re from North Carolina, USA. Despite that they’re listed as Metalcore, and also clearly are, they’re still featured on Encyclopaedia Metallum. Now the naïve reader could read that as if the band must be doing something right, but before we jump to conclusions, let’s note that Encyclopaedia Metallum doesn’t actually have a claim on the (Metallic) truth. That said, Steryle is doing something right.
The band from a town called Roxboro set out in 2002 but hasn’t celebrated too many releases yet. There was an EP in 2007 and then a full-length in 2009. And that’s it for all I can see. That album is called Foreshadowing Yesterday and it features After the Fall.
I love bass drums. Especially when they manage to pull a song along so viciously as in this example. From the moment I played this song, the rolling thunder in the deep kept me drawn in. And that while holistically, in all honesty, this band isn’t really anything special. Don’t get me wrong, they play a good, catchy tune, they’ve got power and drive and they groove. But technically we’ve heard stuff like this before. Lots of times, I mean Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Parkway Drive, etc. But Steryle does a good job at summarizing the recipe and for whatever reason manages to totally convince me. Yes, it’s Metalcore, so what?!
Keep yourself occupied by visiting the band’s Facebook.