Walking With Strangers "Buried, Dead & Done."Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 @ 6:56am » permalink
"Buried, Dead & Done." is the debut five-song EP from young Swedish metalcore band Walking With Strangers – as well as the first release from their label, Snapping Fingers Snapping Necks. Now, I don't generally care for this style so much these days, but this band has a Misery Signals-esque level of quality happening here, so it was hard not to take note. While there are definitely "modern" metalcore trappings present – vocals that shift from your standard harsh screams to over-the-top growls/squeals or even a little singing, massive chugging mosh breaks and super thick bass drops, etc. – there are also some fuckin' killer melodic surges that really kick the overall force of the songwriting up where I like it to be. They're crankin' out a ton of diversity in the riffing department, too – from the aforementioned meaty power chords and pulsing bass runs to tactfully groovy staccato rhythms, bursts of technical death metal, dissonant chord phrasings, chaotic hammer-on/pull-offs, and really cool dual guitar interaction scattered throughout. Top everything off with great production and nice design aesthetics, and you've got yourself a keeper. There's a ton of promise here, so I'll be looking forward to hearing what these kids unleash in the future.
This one's only available digitally, and you can stream the entire EP at Last.fm. If you like what you hear, pick it up via the sources below (or iTunes if you live in Sweden)…