CANNIBAL CORPSE: A Skeletal Domain Out TODAY On Metal Blade Records

metalblade:

- September 16th, 2014 –image

Band Announces Special Instagram Contest + SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal Hosts A Week-Long CANNIBAL CORPSE Takeover

Today marks of the official unveiling of CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s anticipated A Skeletal Domain full-length! Out NOW via Metal Blade Records, the thirteenth full-length from the American death metal institution was produced by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, DevilDriver) at Audio Hammer Studios, and delivers twelve ill-omened tracks in forty-four minutes, the result of which is a colossal, confrontational, and meticulously-executed display of unparalleled brutality.

In an 8/10 review, Decibel Magazine gushes, “‘Vector Of Cruelty’ is a masterful combination of coruscating mid-pace burl and quirky thrash, ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ pushes boundaries in the fields of lead work and atonality, while ‘Kill Or Become’ has a sizzling, infectious quality and the potential to be a set closer should they ever quit it with ‘Hammer Smashed Face.’… the point is, there’s material on lucky number thirteen that stands up to the classics.” Ghost Cult commends, “A Skeletal Domain has shown the world that CANNIBAL CORPSE is still on top of their death metal game and just how evil these guys can be,” while The Guardian boasts, “A cleaner, sharper production certainly gives the likes of teeth-shattering opener ‘High Velocity Impact Spatter’ and the scattershot thud of ‘Sadistic Embodiment’ a more pristine air than anything on 2012′s Torture, but it is the subtle flights of perverse structural fancy lurking within the sustained riff tirade of ‘The Murderer’s Pact’ and the gleefully unsavory ‘Asphyxiate To Resuscitate’ that make this one of CANNIBAL CORPSE’s most absorbing records in years.” In a 4/5 verdict, Sputnik Music notes, “CANNIBAL CORPSE have pushed the technicality of their songs without forgetting the brutality or speed that fans have come to expect. They’ve also added a thrash element that periodically rears its head before being murdered by another blast beat and atonal guitar solo. Together these elements have created a CANNIBAL CORPSE album that is darker and more chaotic than normal…with A Skeletal Domain there is even more of a reason for people to give CANNIBAL CORPSE a listen,” while MetalSucks adds succinctly, “[CANNIBAL CORPSE] fucking rule their fucking roost with talons of fucking steel.

To celebrate A Skeletal Domain‘s release, the band is offering listeners a chance to win a megaCANNIBAL CORPSE prize pack though mid-October. Thirty retail stores throughout the US are currently festooned with special A Skeletal Domain CD displays. Fans situated near participating locations are asked to take a photo with the display and post those photos to their Instagram accounts. Posts should include the following hash tags (#): #MetalBlade, #CannibalCorpse, #ASkeletalDomain, #(the store at which the photo was taken). Each store will have a prize package to give to one winner for the best picture, chosen by CANNIBAL CORPSE and Metal Blade Records.

The prize from each store will be:
1. The stand-up display from the store.
2. A copy of CANNIBAL CORPSE‘s first-ever official authorized biography, The Bible Of Butchery, written by acclaimed metal author Joel McIver
3. A Metal Blade T-Shirt

One GRAND prize winner will receive $500 gift card from CANNIBAL CORPSE and Metal Blade. While there is no age requirement to be in the photo, the recipient of the gift card must be 18 years old or older. Winners will be chosen on October 16th, 2014, and announced shortly thereafter. A list of participating stores and locations appears below.

CANNIBAL CORPSE Instagram Contest – Participating Store Locations:
Boo Boo Records – San Luis Obispo, CA
Bull Moose – Bangor, ME
Bull Moose – Salem, NH
Criminal Records – Atlanta, GA
Dimple – Sacramento, CA
Dimple - Citrus Heights, CA
Disc Exchange – Knoxville, TN
Down In the Valley – Golden Valley, MN
Encore Records – Austin, TX
Silver Platters – Seattle, WA
Gallery of Sound – Wilkes-Barre, PA
Gallery of Sound – Hazleton, PA
Guestroom Records – Norman, OK
Guestroom Records – Oklahoma City, OK
Looney Tunes – West Babylon, NY
Magnolia Thunderpussy - Columbus, OH
MF Metal Music – Bryant, AR
Monster Music and Movies – Charleston, SC
Oz Music – Tuscaloosa, AL
Park Avenue CD – Orlando, FL
Radio-active Records – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Record Archive - Rochester, NY
Rock of Ages – Garden City, MI
Skinnie’s Records – Norfolk, VA
The Exclusive Company - Appleton, WI
Waiting Room Records – Normal, IL
Wuxtry - Athens, GA
Young Ones – Kutztown, PA
Streetlight Santa Cruz – Santa Cruz, CA
Streetlight – San Jose, CA

In related news, Liquid Metal will be hosting a special CANNIBAL CORPSE week. Every hour starting today, September 16th at midnight ET/9:00pm PT through Monday, September 22nd at 3:00am ET/midnight PT, SiriusXM Liquid Metal will play a new track from A Skeletal Domain as introduced by the entire band. Plus you’ll hear vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, bassist Alex Webster, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz and guitarists Rob Barrett and Pat O’Brien all pick out a dozen of their favorite and most influential metal tracks to play in a week long CANNIBAL CORPSE Liquid Metal Takeover. In addition to their guest DJ picks and new album premiere, Liquid Metal will air, in its entirety, a fullCANNIBAL CORPSE set that was captured this summer in Camden, New Jersey as part of the massive seventh annual Mayhem Fest. Times are listed below, the concert will also be available on SiriusXM On Demand for a limited time.

Tuesday 9/16 @ 9pm ET / 6pm PT
Wednesday 9/17 @ 3pm ET / Noon PT
Thursday 9/18 @ 10am ET / 7am PT
Friday 9/19 @ 5pm ET / 2pm PT
Saturday 9/20 @ 10pm ET / 7pm PT
Sunday 9/21 @ 7pm ET / 4pm PT

A Skeletal Domain is out NOW via Metal Blade Records. Order yours today atmetalblade.com/cannibalcorpse, and don’t forget to check out the band’s newly launched website at:cannibalcorpse.net!

http://www.metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse
http://www.cannibalcorpse.net
http://www.facebook.com/cannibalcorpse

fallujah:

Fallujah & Archspire West Coast Tour
10/9/14 The Black Forest - Eugene, OR
10/11/14 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/12/14 Logan’s Pub - Victoria, BC
10/13/14 The Globe - Nanaimo, BC
10/14/14 Funky Winkerbeans - Vancouver, BC
10/16/14 Slabtown - Portland, OR
10/17/14 D Street Neighborhood Center - Arcata, CA
10/18/14 Red House - Walnut Creek, CA

10/19/14 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA

fallujah:

Fallujah & Archspire West Coast Tour

10/9/14 The Black Forest - Eugene, OR
10/11/14 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
10/12/14 Logan’s Pub - Victoria, BC
10/13/14 The Globe - Nanaimo, BC
10/14/14 Funky Winkerbeans - Vancouver, BC
10/16/14 Slabtown - Portland, OR
10/17/14 D Street Neighborhood Center - Arcata, CA
10/18/14 Red House - Walnut Creek, CA
10/19/14 Catalyst Atrium - Santa Cruz, CA

Hall of the Elders - “Bioacoustic” EP

Hey whats up?

I am writing to you because I want you to hear my band’s latest release, “Bioacoustic”.  It is a Metalcore/Electronic album available on iTunes for fans of “We Came As Romans” and “I See Stars”.  The sound is still unique and is difficult to classify.  Hear for yourself!

  HalloftheElders.com/music

Please let me know what you think!  I can provide download links or purchase links if needed!  More photos can be viewed at HalloftheElders.com/photos

did-you-kno:

Hatebeak is a black metal band whose lead singer is a parrot. Source

did-you-kno:

Hatebeak is a black metal band whose lead singer is a parrot. Source

cleveland-diy:

cleveland-diy:

CLEVELAND DIY CALENDAR IS LIVE AND IN EFFECT FOR AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER!!!! 

This is only a partial listing of DIY show  - you can submit DIY show listings with band info, links, facebook events, flyers, etc to this tumblr or clevelanddiycollective@gmail.com

I can’t personally vouch for all the bands and / or venues commitment to any kind of safe space or anti-oppression policy - same goes for the bands on all of these shows. Venues such as Candlekeep and Guide To Kulchur actively attempt to be self-policing safe spaces working with community safety and accountability committees

The bar venues such as Now That’s Class, The Foundry, Pat’s In the Flats are 18+ up venues.  All others are considered all ages unless otherwise stated. 

PASS IT ON.

AUGGGGGGGGG + SEPT

Reminder that Skeletonwitch is hitting the road with Ghoul and Black Anvil in only a few weeks!  It’s going to be a damn good time, and if you can’t see them on the October/November tour with Amon Amarth, hopefully you’re in luck!
Also if you don’t know who Ghoul is that sucks. Go check out Ghoul! And definitely check out Black Anvil because they’re fucking sweet too! \m/

Reminder that Skeletonwitch is hitting the road with Ghoul and Black Anvil in only a few weeks!  It’s going to be a damn good time, and if you can’t see them on the October/November tour with Amon Amarth, hopefully you’re in luck!

Also if you don’t know who Ghoul is that sucks. Go check out Ghoul! And definitely check out Black Anvil because they’re fucking sweet too! \m/

Deicide is headlining a pretty cool tour in October. Very unique openers including Inquisition and Carach Angren. Abysmal Dawn is tossed in there for some incredible tech death to fuck your night up as well. Septicflesh is “symphonic black metal” but when I saw them it was boring and all sounded the fucking same. I am not really a fan of them anymore after seeing them play. Oh well.
Check these badass tour dates, and get pumped for Abysmal Dawn’s new album!

Deicide is headlining a pretty cool tour in October. Very unique openers including Inquisition and Carach Angren. Abysmal Dawn is tossed in there for some incredible tech death to fuck your night up as well. Septicflesh is “symphonic black metal” but when I saw them it was boring and all sounded the fucking same. I am not really a fan of them anymore after seeing them play. Oh well.

Check these badass tour dates, and get pumped for Abysmal Dawn’s new album!

Here’s some sweet deathgrind from Brisbane, Australia. Coffin Birth has their album Necrotic Liquefaction available to download with a name your own price option! Everybody likes free!

GRIND

Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence (2014)

Strap yourselves in for this one, because it’s going to be absolutely ridiculous. Another tech-death masterpiece is going to be born of Abysmal Dawn as "Obsolescence" will be released October 28th in North America (UK/World October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders for “Obsolescence” will be available shortly, the album will be available in CD, LP and digital formats.

The artwork was done by none other than Par Olofsson, and it’s no surprise that it looks fucking cool as shit once again. Sure it might be getting strangely similar to a lot of other band work, but it’s still cool as shit.

Track Listing:1. Human Obsolescence
2. Perfecting Slavery (featuring Christian Muenzner - Official Site)
3. Inanimate
4. Devouring the Essence of God (featuring Bobby Koelble)
5. One Percent Incomplete
6. Loathed in Life / Praised in Death
7. By My Demons
8. Laborem Morte Liberat Te
9. The Inevitable Return to Darkness
Bonus Track:
10. Night’s Blood (DISSECTION cover)

The Death To All tour this year will feature fucking Obituary, Massacre, and Rivers Of Nihil. I’m definitely stoked for my buddies in Rivers, but holy shit Obituary and Massacre? I didn’t even know Massacre did anything anymore.  This is classic death metal. Feast your eyes on those dates and locations folks! Apparently there’s been people crying about the places being played, and I don’t know why considering they all have people who fucking go to shows and have good turnouts. 
Also note the Canadian leg of the tour will feature Untimely Demise, a date without Obituary, and the last few shows are only Death.

The Death To All tour this year will feature fucking Obituary, Massacre, and Rivers Of Nihil. I’m definitely stoked for my buddies in Rivers, but holy shit Obituary and Massacre? I didn’t even know Massacre did anything anymore.  This is classic death metal. Feast your eyes on those dates and locations folks! Apparently there’s been people crying about the places being played, and I don’t know why considering they all have people who fucking go to shows and have good turnouts.

Also note the Canadian leg of the tour will feature Untimely Demise, a date without Obituary, and the last few shows are only Death.

Decapitated - Blood Mantra (2014)
Pre-order it in EUROPE or NORTH AMERICA
The new Decapitated album is coming out on Nuclear Blast September 26th.  I’m happy to see something new because Carnival Is Forever was pretty fucking weak. There is 1 song titled The Blasphemous PSalm To The Dummy God Creation and it’s sort of mediocre at best though. The version I found is a horrible mix and surely can’t be the final product. It goes more along the lines of a hardcore band to be honest. Certainly not like old Decapitated.

Decapitated - Blood Mantra (2014)

Pre-order it in EUROPE or NORTH AMERICA

The new Decapitated album is coming out on Nuclear Blast September 26th.  I’m happy to see something new because Carnival Is Forever was pretty fucking weak. There is 1 song titled The Blasphemous PSalm To The Dummy God Creation and it’s sort of mediocre at best though. The version I found is a horrible mix and surely can’t be the final product. It goes more along the lines of a hardcore band to be honest. Certainly not like old Decapitated.

Primordium - Aeonian Obsolescence (2014)
Wow, I am pumped to finally hear that Indiana shredders Primordium have finally been signed. Lacerated Enemy records has picked them up and they will be unleashing this EP on September 19th. The band is certainly along the lines of some of the best sounding technical death metal out there. Any fan of Spawn of Posession or Obscura should enjoy this. It’s very precise music and definitely worth a listen.
Check out their song “The Incursion” now!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NF6uDowThM
https://www.facebook.com/primordiumband

Primordium - Aeonian Obsolescence (2014)

Wow, I am pumped to finally hear that Indiana shredders Primordium have finally been signed. Lacerated Enemy records has picked them up and they will be unleashing this EP on September 19th. The band is certainly along the lines of some of the best sounding technical death metal out there. Any fan of Spawn of Posession or Obscura should enjoy this. It’s very precise music and definitely worth a listen.

Check out their song “The Incursion” now!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NF6uDowThM

https://www.facebook.com/primordiumband

metalblade:

Allegaeon joins Arsis for fall “A Decade of Guilt” North American tourColorado’s Allegaeon will embark on tour this fall with Arsis! Allegaeon has been selected as the direct support act for the Arsis “A Decade of Guilt” North American tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of “A Celebration of Guilt”. Opening the tour will be Exmortus! This line up will prove to be one of finest displays of musicianship that the American metal scene has to offer. It is not to be missed and more dates will be added soon!Allegaeon’s new album “Elements of the Infinite” was released this past June worldwide on Metal Blade Records. For the first time ever, Allegaeon cracked the Billboard Charts and Canadian Charts with the new album. “Elements of the Infinite” came in at #25 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #31 on the Canadian Hard Rock Charts and #141 on the Canadian digital music charts. On the day of release in Canada, the album was #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #6 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #38 on the iTunes Top 200 Current Album Chart. In the US, the album peaked at #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart.The album is available for order in special bundle packages athttp://www.metalblade.com/allegaeonAllegaeon’s video for the son “Our Cosmic Casket” can be streamed athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIqt_BT-ahM. Their video for the song “1.618” can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErhgZhhXPvA.ALLEGAEONA Decade of Guilt North America Tourw/ Arsis, Exmortus09/01 Springfield, VA Empire09/02 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar09/03 New York, NY Santos09/04 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall09/05 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques09/06 Quebec City, QC Dagobert09/08 Lakewood, OH The Foundry09/12 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo09/13 Saskatoon, SK Rock Bottom09/16 Vancouver, BC Red Room09/17 Seattle, WA Studio Seven09/18 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge09/20 Anaheim, CA O.C. Music Hall09/21 San Diego, CA New Royal Dive09/23 Denver, CO Moon Room09/25 Fort Worth, TX Rail Club09/27 Orlando, FL Haven Lounge09/28 Tampa, FL The OrpheumALLEGAEONArtery Metal Tour ’14 w/ Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning, Silence the Messenger08/05 Joliet, IL Mojoes 08/06 Spring Lake Park, MN Pov08/07 Peoria, IL Rail II08/08 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s08/09 Lansing, MI The Loft08/10 Akron, OH Rock Factory08/11 St Louis, MO Fubar08/12 Shawnee, KS Aftershock08/13 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre08/14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge08/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre08/16 Seattle, WA Studio Seven08/17 Spokane, WA The Hop08/19 Sacramento, CA Assembly08/20 West Hollywood, CA Whiskey a Go Go08/21 San Diego, CA Soma-Sidestage08/22 Phoenix, AZ Joes Grotto08/23 Tucson, AZ The Rock08/25 Odessa, TX Club Patron08/26 San Antonio, TX Korova (basement)08/27 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar08/28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live08/29 Dallas, TX Trees08/30 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon RoomAllegaeon will be hitting the road next month with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of “The Artery Metal Tour”. The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at http://soundrink.com/front/tour/artery-metal-tour.Follow Allegaeon on-line:http://www.facebook.com/allegaeonhttp://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEONhttp://twitter.com/allegaeonhttp://instagram.com/allegaeonofficial

metalblade:

Allegaeon joins Arsis for fall “A Decade of Guilt” North American tour

Colorado’s Allegaeon will embark on tour this fall with Arsis! Allegaeon has been selected as the direct support act for the Arsis “A Decade of Guilt” North American tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of “A Celebration of Guilt”. Opening the tour will be Exmortus! This line up will prove to be one of finest displays of musicianship that the American metal scene has to offer. It is not to be missed and more dates will be added soon!

Allegaeon’s new album “Elements of the Infinite” was released this past June worldwide on Metal Blade Records. For the first time ever, Allegaeon cracked the Billboard Charts and Canadian Charts with the new album. “Elements of the Infinite” came in at #25 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #31 on the Canadian Hard Rock Charts and #141 on the Canadian digital music charts. On the day of release in Canada, the album was #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #6 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #38 on the iTunes Top 200 Current Album Chart. In the US, the album peaked at #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart.

The album is available for order in special bundle packages athttp://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon

Allegaeon’s video for the son “Our Cosmic Casket” can be streamed athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIqt_BT-ahM. Their video for the song “1.618” can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErhgZhhXPvA.

ALLEGAEON
A Decade of Guilt North America Tour
w/ Arsis, Exmortus
09/01 Springfield, VA Empire
09/02 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar
09/03 New York, NY Santos
09/04 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
09/05 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
09/06 Quebec City, QC Dagobert
09/08 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
09/12 Winnipeg, MB The Zoo
09/13 Saskatoon, SK Rock Bottom
09/16 Vancouver, BC Red Room
09/17 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
09/18 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
09/20 Anaheim, CA O.C. Music Hall
09/21 San Diego, CA New Royal Dive
09/23 Denver, CO Moon Room
09/25 Fort Worth, TX Rail Club
09/27 Orlando, FL Haven Lounge
09/28 Tampa, FL The Orpheum

ALLEGAEON
Artery Metal Tour ’14 w/ Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning, Silence the Messenger
08/05 Joliet, IL Mojoes 
08/06 Spring Lake Park, MN Pov
08/07 Peoria, IL Rail II
08/08 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
08/09 Lansing, MI The Loft
08/10 Akron, OH Rock Factory
08/11 St Louis, MO Fubar
08/12 Shawnee, KS Aftershock
08/13 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
08/14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
08/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
08/16 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
08/17 Spokane, WA The Hop
08/19 Sacramento, CA Assembly
08/20 West Hollywood, CA Whiskey a Go Go
08/21 San Diego, CA Soma-Sidestage
08/22 Phoenix, AZ Joes Grotto
08/23 Tucson, AZ The Rock
08/25 Odessa, TX Club Patron
08/26 San Antonio, TX Korova (basement)
08/27 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
08/28 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
08/29 Dallas, TX Trees
08/30 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room

Allegaeon will be hitting the road next month with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of “The Artery Metal Tour”. The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at http://soundrink.com/front/tour/artery-metal-tour.

Follow Allegaeon on-line:
http://www.facebook.com/allegaeon
http://www.youtube.com/ALLEGAEON
http://twitter.com/allegaeon
http://instagram.com/allegaeonofficial

Inanimate Existence - A Never Ending Cycle of Atonement (2014)
Buy the album and their merch on Big Cartel! (no seriously, do it)
I feel like this will be one of the more underrated albums of 2014. Inanimate Existence has released a really remarkable work of technical death metal. If you took Arkaik and Decrepit Birth then smashed them together, you’d get this album.  There’s also handful of atmospheric moments, along with a surprising cameo of female clean vocals on Rune Of Destruction (which they made a video for as well).
Honestly, it’s really hard to not get blown away by this album.  There’s a lot of great stuff coming out this year, and I have a strong feeling that this December I’ll still be listening to this album because it deserves to be in the top10 for 2014.

Inanimate Existence - A Never Ending Cycle of Atonement (2014)

Buy the album and their merch on Big Cartel! (no seriously, do it)

I feel like this will be one of the more underrated albums of 2014. Inanimate Existence has released a really remarkable work of technical death metal. If you took Arkaik and Decrepit Birth then smashed them together, you’d get this album.  There’s also handful of atmospheric moments, along with a surprising cameo of female clean vocals on Rune Of Destruction (which they made a video for as well).

Honestly, it’s really hard to not get blown away by this album.  There’s a lot of great stuff coming out this year, and I have a strong feeling that this December I’ll still be listening to this album because it deserves to be in the top10 for 2014.

Within The Ruins - Phenomena (2014)
Buy it from IndieMerch!
Phenomena is Within The Ruins’ fourth full-length studio album, which has been released surprisingly fast considering they released Elite just last year.  It is, to me, a step up from Elite considering the amount of boring breakdown-ish bullshit has been cut, and it sounds much more active.  The guitar riffs are definitely fun to listen to, and it seems there’s use of something that is similar to a killswitch on the guitars, creating a funky disorienting effect.  Third track Calling Card certainly is a great display of this effect.
I’m not a fan of djent, which you may know, but that hasn’t put me off of this album. It’s fantastic no matter one, and certainly catchy.  As far as using a lower tuning goes, Allegaeon does it better.
Catch these dudes on the Summer Slaughter tour right NOW as well!
PS - There is a song that definitely has a based on the Inspector Gadget theme! Also a few riffs from Super Mario!

Within The Ruins - Phenomena (2014)

Buy it from IndieMerch!

Phenomena is Within The Ruins’ fourth full-length studio album, which has been released surprisingly fast considering they released Elite just last year.  It is, to me, a step up from Elite considering the amount of boring breakdown-ish bullshit has been cut, and it sounds much more active.  The guitar riffs are definitely fun to listen to, and it seems there’s use of something that is similar to a killswitch on the guitars, creating a funky disorienting effect.  Third track Calling Card certainly is a great display of this effect.

I’m not a fan of djent, which you may know, but that hasn’t put me off of this album. It’s fantastic no matter one, and certainly catchy.  As far as using a lower tuning goes, Allegaeon does it better.

Catch these dudes on the Summer Slaughter tour right NOW as well!

PS - There is a song that definitely has a based on the Inspector Gadget theme! Also a few riffs from Super Mario!