Saille is a symphonic black metal band from the region of Belgium and their newest release Gnosis is a rather interesting album of avant-garde meets mild symphonic black metal melodies and compositions. The music maintains a dark image on Gnosis and carefully adds the keys/synth/symphonic moments without over doing it and coming off as cheesy or cliche.
The late 2000s brought the rise of deathcore and the popularity of the breakdown. With the oversaturation of the deathcore scene during that time, the genre and the breakdown became something to be scoffed at among the extreme metal purists and their popularity slowly dwindled. Only the genre’s earliest frontrunners, such as The Acacia Strain and Despised Icon, continued to thrive.
But since the rise of the modern metallic hardcore scene, the breakdown, or “beatdown” in this instance, has made its way back into the limelight. The newfound popularity of this antisocial brand of hardcore, as well as the existence of band’s who tow the line between deathcore weight and hardcore grit, means no frills aggressive music is back in style. One of the aforementioned bands who seamlessly blend deathcore groove and seething hardcore is Dallas’ I Am; a band whose “no bullshit” style of death-soaked beatdown hardcore fits right at home with the current extreme music climate.