The J-Core giants deliver something for everyone with their two track EP Watch Me Burn.
While we can admit for the most part that 2020 has sucked some serious balls, musically speaking though, and especially for Metalcore, it has rocked pretty hard. With my beloved J-Core making quite the impression in the first several months of this utterly shitty year. First we had heavyweights Crossfaith drop their epic teaser EP Species, and now we have Crystal Lake releasing new music in the form of the two track A side EP Watch Me Burn.
Ronon's Reviews is a small independent music website where we, only four of us active at the moment, cover talented up and coming artists and bands (not to mention all the work the behind the scenes!), and while we'd absolutely LOVE to review and/or interview each one that we get excited about, we have a difficult time squeezing everybody in... Enter this new column!
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The end of an era, marks the beginning of a new one with Species.
Ever since Crossfaith announced their Species EP back in April, I've been crawling the walls in anticipation. The Japanese five piece have never released anything short of amazing, and I could feel that this brief record would follow suit. Also I was more than a little curious of the band's attempt to broaden their horizons, since lead singer Kenta Koie had confirmed that Species was going in a new direction musically.
Only a Prog Metal band could even think of making a Divine Comedy concept EP.
Flight of Eden are a Reading (UK) based 4 piece Prog Metal group, who for their second release decided to go all out. Instead of dropping just another EP or even a regular full length album, Flight of Eden went with a concept EP based on The Inferno part of Dante Aligheri's The Divine Comedy, simply called Dante's Inferno.
Here we go kids, It's my first list of the end of year series and like I normally do, I'm starting with albums and EPs. Since my major musical kick at the moment (and has been for a few years now) is Metalcore, the genre dominates this list, but as you know, I love a good twist and have a few surprises up my sleeve here for ya!