Seriously though, this album had potential, but the breakdowns ruined it. Also, reviews, press, and others have stated that they incorporate an atmosphere of scandinavian black metal. A problem that A Cold Day in Hell and Decimate the Weak do share, however, is the fact that they have otherwise interesting music ruined by horrible breakdowns. They were featured on The Atticus Metal Tour with , , , , and. In the summer of 2009 was in the tour with , , and others.
I feel so damn stupid comparing this to Nokturnal Mortum as now there is no resemblance. The song was epic up until the two minute mark, and at that point I realized that this was in fact terrible. Afterwards the band found Alana Potocnik who since then has been inducted as Winds of Plague's keyboardist, replacing Randall. I said this band had potential to make something interesting and here it is. On October 14, 2009, keyboardist Kristen Randall stated that she would be leaving the band and did so days afterward. The band contains the heavy breakdowns and stance towards music of the new wave of deathcore bands, but their unique use of more epic, melodic keyboard driven passages put them in the front of the pack. Never Alone is no different.
So I listen to this album, and after a mood setting intro, there's some pretty amazing death metal with keyboards here! Winds of Plagues are yet another deathcore band that has potential, but fail to deliver. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Winds of Plague Also known as WoP Origin , Years active Since 2002 , , Life Sentence Associated acts Gates to Abaddon Website Members Jonathan Cooke Nick Eash Nick Piunno Andrew Glover Art Cruz Alana Potocnik Former members Josh Blackburn Raffi Kevin Grant Paul Salem Chris Cook Brandon Pitcher Matt Feinman Jeff Tenney Kristen Randall Lisa Marx Winds of Plague is an American band from , formed in 2002. Otherwise, this album has everything they've done right with 'Decimate the Weak' and improved on it even more. . Either Way You Lose 11. Sometimes to move forward you have to take a few steps back. They've toned it down with the breakdowns.
So this album might not be suitable for listening to too often, it's still worth checking out even if their other albums are deplorable. The only song we're allowed to play in church venues. The imagery is inspired by a lyric from the title track 'I will give my life on the battlefield, drowning in the blood of my enemy' Which represents to me a 'I will fight to the end' state of mind. The vocals tend to become samey, though, and slightly annoying, and the lyrics evolve a lot around at motherfucking thatn and motherfucking that attitude, which is probably meant to be a tough-guy thing, but ends up seeming a bit unimaginative. Something I haven't been able to experience in a very long time.
That's the problem with this album as a whole. They tend to mix American elements of metalcore and power metal with European symphonic death metal. Except there, they are better produced and the drumming isn't badly synced. I mean, musically, this is like a death metal equivalent to Nokturnal Mortum! Their music has been compared with Bleeding Through. I wanted this to be the first taste of the new album because I feel it best represents the new music showcasing both the dark symphonic arrangements and the vast range of vocal styles used on the record. Are you telling me that this would have been an amazing symphonic death metal is actually a deathcore experiment gone wrong? The symphonic aspect does add an interesting texture and intriguing contrast to the heavy and groovy metalcore riffagem but I think that the tracks would be just as strong without it.
From Failure, Comes Clarity 06. I feel producer's Noah Sebastian and Joakim Karlsson have helped us to further develop our unique approach to symphonic deathcore with distinct epic orchestral backed chorus's walking the fine line of brutal and melodic. I design and produce haunted attractions for my career so it's always fun when I can bring my two worlds together to create these videos. After the Summer Slaughter tour, they joined , , , and on the Decimation of the Nation tour. All of this means that Winds of Plague avoid coming across as boring and monotonous, which some metalcore, and especially deathcore, acts are accused of.
As heavy as lead, but far quicker, this is solid form start to end. It was just a few friends sitting in a room together, having a good time creating music. That being said, I am not sure that the lyrics are meant to be taken too seriously in general, and I think that they are meant to be more parodying in nature. The first three songs are also present on the following album, Decimate the Weak. There is just enough mix of styles Meshuggah being a main influence, along with Biohazard and Slayer to make this continuously interesting and the use of keyboards here and there provide a welcome relief.
The rest of this album doesn't get much better. I can't give this more than four stars, though. It may not be pretty, and in concert will be incredibly intense with a massive moshpit, but this is all about hanging on by your fingernails for 34 minutes of out and out aggression. Genre: symphonic metalcore This is symphonic metalcore, which really means groovy and heavy riffs, and even heavier breakdowns, plus angrily barked vocals combined with keyboards and other symphonic effects. Blood Of My Enemy 07. However, fans and the band themselves in a video interview would disagree with the label. Although I do like this album much more than their previous efforts, it does get kinda samey.
This is brutal deathcore with the odd tinkle of the ivories to provide some light to go with the shade, but mostly this is all about heads down and lets get rid of the dandruff. We had no time limits, no 'suits' giving their input. A Walk Among The Dead 12. Interestingly, what I appreciate the most about this album is not the symphonic or slightly progressive dimension, but rather the metalcore dimension - with breakdowns and all - because Winds of Plague are actually quite good at writing groovy riffs, and theit breakdowns are just right - not too much and not too little - plus, they have inserted bursts of guitar wankery in strategically sound places. On January 20th, 2010, it was announced that Winds of Plague would be playing on the Jagermeister Stage at the 2010 Rockstar Mayhem Festival in July and August.
I you are into symphonic more aggressive metal, like Dimmu Borgir, for instance, then you might be interested in this, too - although they sound very different. We partnered with Enlighten Creative Studio's to tell the story of a misunderstood woman who has harnessed her inner demons to her advantage. These guys really mean it, and come at you like a steamroller on steroids that is jet propelled. . . .