In Twilight's Embrace and Fall Behind…Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2006 @ 10:59am » permalink
Before I dive in today, how appropriate that on the lucky 13th (Chuck Schuldiner R.I.P.) you can check out my list of "2006's Top 10 Reasons Not to Blow Your Face Off" as a part of the daily "Top 10's for 2006" series from the always great It's a Trap website. That is all.
In Twilight's Embrace is a Polish metalcore act that's been around for a few years now, and "Buried in Between" is their first album for Lifeline Records. While the base of the band's sound is fairly commonplace modern metalcore with roots in Europe's 90's heyday, I have to commend them for achieving a pretty ripping sense of energy through their gravitation towards death metal aesthetics that don't fall back on overbearing melody. It's not exactly original, but the vocals are ferocious, the recording sounds fuckin' great, and the riffs are quality – which all pays off. While the genre as a whole may be somewhat tired right now, solid riffs and relatively powerful songwriting can go a hell of a long way for a band, and that's what grabs my attention here. Sure, there's room for improvement, but this is a very competent debut on every level, so I could definitely see these cats doing some major damage down the line. This is also another glossy digipack with a pretty tight layout, so Lifeline Records clearly spares no expense in their work. There must be some pretty sweet studios in Poland, too, because I can't believe how much better this album sounds than most of the comparable metalcore from the US!?
Contact the label via MySpace for ordering information as they continue to search out some distribution channels here in the US.
Lifeline Records releases are now available through Interpunk: