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Mateo Ottie

I make loud guitar noises and have unpopular opinions. If it’s underground alternative or progressive metal, I probably like it.

Review: Phinehas – The Fire Itself

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The highly anticipated comeback record from melodic metalcore outfit Phinehas, ‘The Fire Itself’ has finally been released. The album is one of the best metalcore releases of the year, featuring incredible guitar work from Daniel Gailey (who joined Fit For A King during the band’s extended break), alongside a crushing vocal performance from Sean McCulloch and […]

Memphis May Fire Release New Single “Bleed Me Dry”

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Metalcore staples Memphis May Fire continue their monthly single drops with their new song “Bleed Me Dry”, an anthemic new radio metal track with a catchy chorus and a hard-hitting riff. The song follows in a similar vein to its predecessors “Blood & Water” & “Death Inside”, the former being the band’s fastest growing hit […]

TALLAH RELEASES VISCERAL NEW SINGLE “VANILLA PASTE” FT. TOM BARBER, AJ CHANNER, & GARETT HOOD

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Nu-metalcore newcomers Tallah have dropped their first single following 2020’s debut album ‘Matriphagy’ titled “Vanilla Paste”. The track is a 6-minute-plus opus, weaving an intricate journey through the band’s experimental homage to the nu-metal pioneers and modern deathcore bands that are influential on the band’s sound and inspiration. The single sounds unhinged, drenched with pure […]

SILENT PLANET RELEASE NEW SINGLE “PANOPTICON”

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Progressive metalcore collective Silent Planet have released the first single from their upcoming TBA album dropping this November titled “Panopticon”. “Panopticon” is the band’s first single in over a year following 2020’s hit single “Trilogy”. The track takes everything Silent Planet is known for and flips it on its head, trading 7 string guitar riffs […]

Switchfoot Release New Song + Music Video “If I Were You”

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California alt-rockers Switchfoot have released the incredibly nostalgic fourth and final single from their upcoming 12th album ‘Interrobang’, titled “if i were you”. “if i were you” is an upbeat rock track that feels very reminiscent of the band’s 2006 album ‘Oh! Gravity’, with it’s rhythmic guitar playing alongside a fun atmosphere and jam session […]

Wage War Drop New Single “High Horse”

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Metalcore veterans Wage War have dropped a surprise new single “High Horse”, the band’s first release since 2019’s hit album ‘Pressure’. “High Horse” throws it back to the ‘Blueprints’ era, entirely screamed with a monstrous performance from vocalist Briton Bond, who has once again proven his place as one of the most consistent and best […]

Underoath Release New Single “Hallelujah” + Announce New Album ‘Voyeurist’

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Florida post-hardcore outfit Underoath have released a new single “Hallelujah” alongside announcing their upcoming seventh album ‘Voyeurist’, which releases January 14th via Fearless Records. “Hallelujah” is a raging firestorm of a track, full of seething anger, chaotic guitars, and haunting choirs over urgent electronics and synthesizers. The track is the second single released this year […]

THRICE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SCAVENGERS” + ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

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Post-hardcore legends Thrice have returned with their first new single since 2018’s ‘Palms’ titled “Scavengers”, alongside the announcement of their upcoming tenth studio album ‘Horizons/East’, which releases September 17th via Epitaph Records. “Scavengers” harkens back to the band’s ‘Beggars’ sound, mixed with ‘White Pony’-era Deftones influences and Dustin Kensrue’s signature gruff vocals that sound better than […]

IMMINENCE SEARCHES FOR THE “HEAVEN IN HIDING” WITH NEW SINGLE (TRACK ANALYSIS)

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Swedish alternative metalcore act Imminence have released their new single “Heaven In Hiding”. Produced by the legendary Henrik Udd, the song explores a new side of the band never previously heard before, a droning, slow-burning track that eventually explodes into a filthy closing breakdown and fitting climax to the emotional roller coaster that frontman Eddie Berg's lyrics and vocal performance takes the listener on throughout the song.

UNDEROATH DROP SURPRISE NEW SINGLE “DAMN EXCUSES”

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Scene legends Underøath have returned with a surprise new single “Damn Excuses”, the group’s first new song since 2018’s comeback record ‘Erase Me‘.  The song is the band’s heaviest track in over a decade, seething of unfiltered rage and pure chaotic aggression pent-up over the past year and a half of lockdowns and isolation. The […]