Tag: Despised Icon

Review: “LV-426” by Hideous Divinity

Deciding on James Cameron’s “Aliens” as a theme for their latest offering, Italian Technical Death Metal force Hideous Divinity have chosen to concentrate on the story of Rebecca ‘Newt’ Jorden, the 6-year old girl rescued on the alien infested planetoid LV-426 by Ellen Ripley in the film. As the listener, we live the story from her point

Bootleg: Ion Dissonance in Maryland!

Starting life as a Mathcore act, Ion Dissonance dropped “Breathing Is Irrelevant” back in 2003, produced and mastered by Despised Icon guitarist Yannick St-Amand before evolving into a more Groove oriented sound in later life. The Montréal Québec Canadians were caught on camera back in May 2005 by Rick Shirk on a tour run that

Bootleg: Despised Icon in Maryland!

“Guns and knives can hurt physically or even cause your demise, While speech and illustrations can mentally hurt and guide to suicide, The eye of satisfaction disappears to give place to arrogance and discontent” ~ April 2005 saw the sophomore album “The Healing Process” from Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon drop like a granite block

Review: “Projections” by Across The Swarm

Italian Death Metallers Across The Swarm formed in 2013 and rose to prominence with a reputation for an exciting and charged live show after sharing stages with the likes of Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Modern Age Slavery, Electrocution, Hideous Divinity and Hate. The bands self titled EP appeared December of the same year and when they

Throwback: “Get Real” by Obey The Brave!

Following the news last week the Canadian Hardcore outfit Obey The Brave were calling time on their career after 8 years and four albums, three of which were released via Epitaph Records, it’s time to take a trip down memory lane to one of the bands finest moments. From their debut album “Young Blood” in

Riff Police! Pull Over! #102: HellgardeN Vs Pantera!

There are bands that influence a generation of musicians or create a new subgenre of music… and then there is Pantera. One of the most influential Metal albums of 90’s and arguably their best record, “Vulgar Display Of Power” remains exactly that to this day. 28 years after it first appeared, it still sounds as good

Playthrough: “Unbreakable” from Despised Icon!

It has to be said that the sixth album from Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon delivered the goods. All the promise and all the talk before hand had us fearing that “Purgatory” wouldn’t live up the hype but it smashed through that barricade like a hot knife through butter. Drummer Alex “Grind” Pelletier has paid tribute

Documentary: 899 Second History Of Despised Icon!

While at Hermosa Beach California, Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon vocalist Alex Erin takes us on a 899 second history of the band in what could be the first of a new series from Nuclear Blast! Despised Icon delivered their sixth studio album “Purgatory“, which was one of our albums of 2019. Check out our

Playthrough: “Light Speed” from Despised Icon!

Whether the success and critical acclaim of their sixth studio album “Purgatory” will see Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon perform more shows in 2020 remains to be seen but it’s safe to say we think the album is seriously impressive stuff. In this latest clip, sticksman Alex “Grind” Pelletier has recorded a drum playthrough of

Playthrough: “Deadweight” from Despised Icon!

Sebastian Piche, Ben Landreville and Eric Jarrin, three parts of Canadian Deathcore pioneers Despised Icon got together with Chris Kelly of FTB Visuals to record a guitar and bass playthrough for “Deadweight” from their phenomenal new album “Purgatory“. It’s out now via Nuclear Blast so if you haven’t heard it already, shame on you.