Heavy Tune of the Week is a characteristic on Heavy Consequence breaking down the highest metallic and arduous rock tracks it’s essential hear each Friday. This week the highest spot goes to “Silver Lining” by Philly hardcore band Jesus Piece.
The panorama of hardcore has modified immensely since Jesus Piece final launched an album in 2018. Bands like Turnstile have introduced main publicity to the scene, shining a highlight on the underground. On one hand, it’s prime time for Jesus Piece to interrupt their silence and return with a brand new album. Likewise, the bar is larger this time, as astute listeners embrace experimentation and development versus hardcore and metalcore’s extra rote tendencies.
“Silver Lining” is the third single from the Philly band’s upcoming sophomore album, …So Unknown, and the strangest and most compelling of the three to this point. Firstly, its sluggish tempo permits the band to dwell in an unsettling dissonance, which creates an uncertainty as to the place the music will go subsequent. Aaron Heard’s vocals are additionally combined extraordinarily low, an in any other case obtuse choice that finally ends up enhancing the observe’s eerie ambiance.
From there, the music explodes right into a crunching doomed-out breakdown. Quiet vocal passages to construct rigidity earlier than the drop: It’s a way bands like Deftones have patented — suppose “My Personal Summer time (Shove It)” — and Jesus Piece apply it in a most crude and uncompromising vogue. It additionally so works to steadiness the observe out. Heard’s vocals finally are available scorching in the course of the second verses, sustaining the momentum from the drop whereas balancing out any pointless repetition. If the remainder of …So Unknown stacks as much as “Silver Lining,” Jesus Piece shall be sitting on among the best heavy albums of the yr.
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Frozen Soul – “Arsenal of Conflict”
Frozen Soul had been just too good to be contained within the Texas DIY metallic scene. On the energy of a sole demo (Encased in Ice, 2019), the Fort Value demise metallic band was swooped up Nuclear Blast and luminaries reminiscent of Trivium’s Matt Heafy have declared their fandom. It’s Heafy who’s co-producing Frozen Soul’s sophomore effort for Nuclear Blast, Glacial Domination, and if single “Arsenal of Conflict” is any indication, he’s letting the band trip the identical sound that obtained it right here. That is traditional old-school demise metallic delivered in superb hi-fi, with each growl, divebomb, and downtuned riff hitting with complete readability.
MSPAINT – “Decapitated Actuality”
The anticipated debut album from synth-punk act MSPAINT delivered on the hype, and a pair tracks caught our ear over at Heavy Consequence. “Decapitated Actuality,” in notably, seems like a futuristic tackle heavy metallic — a foreshadowing of the place we may be headed as analog and digital change into indiscernible from each other. The observe is simply over three minutes lengthy, however MSPAINT traverse cybergrind, screamo, and mellow alt-metal in that quick span, leaving little respiration room within the association. Maybe probably the most alarming (and intriguing) inclusion on this week’s rundown.
OTTTO – “Dance of the Lifeless”
“Higher than the brand new Metallica music,” reads one cheeky touch upon the video for OTTTO’s “Dance of the Lifeless” — the newest observe from the band that includes Robert Trujillo’s son Tye. Whereas we’re not so positive about that, the music is enjoyable, unpretentious thrash that undoubtedly has a touch of Metallica to it — although the punk parts skew it extra towards the elder Trujillo’s prior band Suicidal Tendencies. There’s additionally a tangible Billy Joe Armstrong vibe to the vocals. A robust effort from the younger band, and a lavish video besides (that spooky carnival sequence would have been proper at residence on grunge-era MTV, plus search for a cameo from Tye’s well-known dad).