New York blackened hardcore purveyors Hellkeeper recently premiered their forthcoming debut full-length, A World Within Flesh, via Metal Injection. The album will officially be released this Friday, April 7, and can be purchased here. Stream the album in full after the break and read our review of the record here.
Boss Metal Zone pedals have had a recent resurgence in the past oh….I don’t know…Lets use a round number like 15 years give or take. These pedals and the bands that idolize the old metal sound of bands like Entombed, and more recently Trap Them, have become bigger and more prevalent than we could ever know really. As extreme music gains more and more of a foothold on what we can say is “popular” music, these worshipers are becoming ever increasing in numbers, ultimately leading to a decline in their appeal and originality and creating a genre so full of half-assed copycats that there is no more originality or appeal to it. I am looking at DJENT and Deathcore and tech death metal as examples of this. I don’t care if you have a 10 string guitar, add chuggas to your death metal, or can do a sweep arpeggio of 400 notes in 2.6 seconds while a drummer beats off in 4/5.7 time because he can. If it sucks, it fucking sucks, and reaffirms that there is nothing new under the sun (thanks Coalesce). This happens with every band in every genre, and it is hard to avoid with idol worship, and ultimately the bands may as well jump off the fucking cliff to a well of despair like lemmings thrown to their deaths.
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New York blackened hardcore quarter Hellkeeper have announced the release of their debut full-length record. The new record will be titled A World Within Flesh and is set to be released on April 7 via the band themselves. The release was recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Bittner at Applehead Studios (Coheed and Cambria, et al) and will feature nine tracks that will draw comparisons to Converge and Rotten Sound. Frontman Paul Butler said the following of the album:
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