ESKEYPE - Legacy of Truth CD
Genre: Death Metal and a lot more
This came to me under the guise that it was going to be progressive deathcore (uh oh?) but after listening to it I'm here to tell ya that's not the case at all. OK sure there's elements which could fall into modern deathcore but this is strictly death metal and a whole lot more. First off the thing starts with a keyboard and violin led (yes there's guitars,drums and harsh vocals as well) opening "Prologue" that's texbook progressive. From that point onward it's just pure enjoyment if you like your Death Metal with an obvious European flair for the melodic as well as chunky riffs. At times there's what I hear as a pagan folk structure, like on "A New Beginning", which would be right at home with their fellow countymen (and women) ELUVEITIE. Yes this band is Swiss and their sound is not over the top progressive pretentious or in your face, baseball cap turned around deathcore. Their vocalist is responsible for the violin playing which kinda puts a damper on the whole full on deathcore thing. Can you imagine bringing an expensive violin on stage with a whole audience full of testerone junkies just waiting to smash it? Maybe that's why they have all those festivals in Europe to keep the proletariat behind the barricades. Be that as it may ESKEYPE structure their cuts with groove and atmosphere while foregoing any solos except with the violin which I actually enjoy. This is the type of DM that's made for contemplation, kicking back to relax or even blasted in the background as you perform mundane tasks but with cool music it ain't so mundane anymore now is it.
SORRY NO MUSIC VID FOR YA FROM THEM BUT HERE'S THIS IN STUDIO VID. AT LEAST THEY HAVE A SENSE OF HUMOR.