BAND/AUTHOR:

AFTER THE BURIAL

(UNITED STATES)

TITLE:
EVERGREEN (2019)
LABEL:
AUTRE LABEL
GENRE:
METALCORE / DJENT

"Endowed with a hyper modern and almost clinical production in the purest djent tradition, "Evergreen" is an album with a formidable efficiency that it's very difficult to take in default."
NEWF - 09.01.2020 - (0) minds from our readers - (2) comment(s)
4/5
Here, take this in the gums! After The Burial is still alive, still standing and still green! Yet no one was giving much of the band's skin after the tragic death of its founder Justin Lowe in 2015. "Dig Deep", released the following year, sounded like a farewell and a tribute to the schizophrenic guitarist, who had participated in most of the composition of the album before he suddenly and inexplicably bowed out at the age of only 32. But after fifteen years of existence, more than ten of which were spent carrying the djent banner within the Sumerian Records label, After The Burial couldn't leave the stage and leave its fans orphaned, greedy for the djent sauce metalcore fireworks that Americans have the secret. And the least we can say is that with this new album, "Evergreen", After The Burial proves to them that, despite the tragedies and the repeated line-up changes, he doesn't intend to put gloom in his music.

From the very first track, 'Behold The Crown', the band is already showing its true colours. Do you want djentcore that kicks ass? You'll get it. And damn good djentcore. Huge riffs, artificial harmonics, screaming vocals, a smashing djent rhythm, a sharp guitar solo, all the ingredients of After The Burial's music are here, not to mention the brat humor that distinguishes the Minneapolis kids from their counterparts Meshuggah and Periphery and makes them so endearing. The video clip of 'Behold The Crown', which shows Vikings fighting each other with snowballs, is a great demonstration of the typical jokes of this band.

"Evergreen' chains the uppercuts with murderous riffs ('Exit, Exist', 'A Pulse Exchanged') and dissonances ('In Flux') and prevents him from adjusting his guard because, Despite the violence and brutality of the blows, After The Burial sometimes lets it breathe during short atmospheric passages ('In Flux', 'Quicksand') and never neglects the melody ('Breathe', 'The Great Repeat'). The work of Trent Hafdahl, now alone at the helm of the guitars, is particularly remarkable, especially on the impressive '11/26' which perfectly fuses a fearsome deathcore rhythm and a melodic and inspired progressive djent.

Endowed with a hyper modern and almost clinical production in the purest djent tradition, "Evergreen" is an album with a formidable efficiency that it's very difficult to take in default, except Anthony Notarmaso's vocals which are not full of nuances, at the risk of becoming monotonous on the long run. Nevertheless, straddling between a metalcore scene that often cultivates mediocrity and a djent scene that takes itself far too seriously, After The Burial succeeds like nobody else in combining heaviness and lightness for our greatest pleasure. Considering the ordeals the band has managed to go through, it's all to its credit.

More informations on https://www.facebook.com/aftertheburial



SIMILAR BANDS:
BORN OF OSIRIS, LONE SURVIVORS, PERIPHERY, MESHUGGAH

TRACK LISTING:
01. Behold the Crown - 4:34
02. Exit, Exist - 3:55
03. 11/26 - 5:08
04. In Flux - 6:05
05. Respire - 4:39
06. Quicksand - 4:14
07. The Great Repeat - 3:34
08. To Challenge Existence - 3:34
09. A Pulse Exchanged - 4:19


LINEUP:
Adrian Oropeza: Basse
Anthony Notarmaso: Chant
Dan Carle: Batterie
Trent Hafdahl: Guitares


TAGS:
Fusion, Groovy, Heavy, Technical, Yelled sing
 
 
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Un uppercut dans le plexus solaire ? Et pourquoi pas un low kick dans la face ? ;-P
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