EDENBORN takes the cake this week with their release of 2183.
Formerly The Legacy Hour, the new group consists of Pat Grasso, Jeremy Davis, Sharon Malfesi, Andrew Formale, and Joe Natale. After a few line up changes and a short break, the band released 2183 on Tuesday May 7th, 2013.
Before the release, the band has been making major waves in the metalcore scene winning the battle to play Eat Your Heart Fest with headliners including Whitechapel and Emmure, unfortunately that date of the tour was cancelled due to the severe weather that plagued much of the Northeast this past winter.
Featured track “Tali Vas Normandy” (insert Mass Effect 3 nerd reference) highlights the bands technical mastery of the metalcore genre featuring clean backing vocals from Malfesi who also shreds as one of the bands lead guitarists. Combine the flawless screaming with subtle melodic vocal parts, controlled technical drumming, and guitars so precise you almost find yourself categorizing the group as an instrumental djent/metal band much like Intervals.
The production value of 2183 is pristine. Every format that I play the EP through sounds great, the mixes translate well even on my laptop speakers. It is clear that the bands’ partnership with Westfall Recording Company in Long Island NY is paying off.
2183 is available for DONATION on the bands Bandcamp page, a trend that has been sweeping the music industry as bands attempt to get their music to fans by any means possible. Therefore, it is up to you, download it for free, or throw the band some extra cash as a donation. Travel, gear, and recording time are not free so why not help an unsigned band.
Overall, I rate 2183, with a 5/5 and it is a great start for the bands career.
RYIL: Misery Signals, August Burns Red, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Shai Hulud
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We just got our EP “TWENTYONE EIGHTYTHREE” reviewed. Fucking so awesome.
This seriously felt so fucking good.
This is slightly overdue, but we have been at the studio since the 1st of the month and things are coming along amazingly. Unfortunately I blew out my voice while doing vocals for the first song, so the vocal tracking may take a little longer than anticipated, but what’s done already sounds really good and I am happy to say, I am quite proud ot it.
Can’t wait to have something for everyone to hear!
noun, plural com·mu·ni·ties.
1. a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists(usually preceded by the)
Community. A word that most of us have grown up hearing regularly. I am sure that each and every person has a different idea of what it means to be part of a community, but I can tell you something that it’s not meant to be. It is not meant to be a group of people that spend their time being complete and utter elitists, hating “outsiders”. While I am sure you could conceivably call that a community, I don’t think that the word really lends itself to that kind of negative connotations. And since you’re reading this, I am going to assume that you give a shit what I think.
Let’s start with the hating of “outsiders”. No. Bullshit. Just stop it. They are all there for the same reasons you are. They are there to support the local bands, or their friends band, or because like you - at one point - this is their home away from home. It is their escape, their catharsis. And that ladies and djentlemen, is about as far as it should go. I shouldn’t need to say anymore on the subject, but unfortunately it’s not that simple.
Our community is dying. Slowly but surely, one show at a time, our community, and our family is dying, because large groups of elitists are turning away newcomers. Refugees of broken homes, and broken hearts and failed attempts to find a place to belong. Our bonds are coming apart, because too many people are concerned about image, and style, and status. And while those things aren’t necessarily a bad thing, they really have no place here. We’ve already had to fight plenty of battles on our own, we shouldn’t be fighting one within our ranks.
Look, I realize how this all sounds. Like the complaints of some one who has spent too much time in the scene, and is afraid of change and can’t stop talking about “the good old days”, and while yes, there certainly were better days, I am not opposed to change. Change is natural, and change is good. But for fuck sake, don’t let it water down, dilute, and ruin the only good thing some of us have. Accept newer, younger people, because once upon a fucking time, that was you, BRO. You didn’t get your status as the coolest, most badass mosh warrior by just showing up one day and saying you were awesome. No, you came in, clammy handed, probably awkward and quiet, and it took time for you to learn everyone’s name, and it took you time to become friends with all of them. When you accept some one new in you have a chance to make a new friend, or better yet a new sibling, and that person may enrich your life beyond anything you could imagine. But if you push them out without even giving them a chance, then you’re a coward and you’ll never know what that person might have to offer you as a friend and as a person. That’s the easy thing to do, and you’re a coward if you do it.
Look, what I am saying is this; don’t be afraid to be a human fucking being. In 30 years, you’re not going to give a shit how hard you moshed, or how hard you crowd punched, or what fucking clothes you wore, or how cool you looked to all your friends on the scene, and no one else will care either. None of that will matter. What will matter, and what you will remember, is how you treated people. And that is what people will remember too. How you accepted people into a family that is bigger than you, both physically and conceptually. As an idea, this family is bigger than all of us. It is what we do today, that will allow for our families’ survival.
So stoked for this! Chad is back in For The Fallen Dreams!! Best thing to happen to hardcore music since the release of Changes, haha.
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