Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Palace in Ruins Great Depths Shows Serious Promise
On the track “Guidon” they scream and sing through moments of true brutality. You get the waves of metallic fury with lyricism that is empowering for any hardcore fan. But they are not just satisfied with flowing through the same old trudging lineage, they push through with some hefty break downs that will have even the hardest of critics pleased.
This 5 track release is a shining example of how far and away some of the talented bands that are playing this type of music are becoming. I couldn’t muster up this kind of prowess, which is why I’m always impressed by production values and quality releases like this one.
Breakdowns galore, metallic riffing, screaming, guttural lows, and epic highs make this release one to definitely pad your music library with. I liked it, you’ll like it, and if they continue on this path, they’ll gain an upper hand in a crowded underground metalcore scene. Stand outs include “Den of Thieves” and “Let the Dead Bury the Dead”. It’s a big long in the tooth on some tracks, but overall it’s a quality record that deserves some praise.
Check out this album on their official bandcamp page here, and see them at Decimation Fest in Pomona, Ca. and other locales, as they will most likely continue to win over fans with their brand of metallic hardcore fury.