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Melbourne’s very own metalcore champions Boris The Blade are releasing their second album Warpath on the 27th of January but want you to hear their battle cries right now! Stream the album below:
Boris The Blade – Warpath
With their first record The Human Hive, Boris The Blade threw themselves into the deathcore scene with relative fanfare. Thankfully in keeping with the times, Boris The Blade have managed to ease off the pressure to play as hard and as fast as possible with their second record Warpath. Daniel Sharp’s vocals have improved significantly, with his lyrics taking shape without the listener having to strain. Omens darts from breakdown to bouncy in the blink of an eye; its featured rap section will be the most divisive amongst core fans. Sharp’s new pained style resembles both Korn and local upstarts The Gloom In The Corner.
Omens darts from breakdown to bouncy in the blink of an eye; its featured rap section will be the most divisive amongst core fans.
Bringing both the new and old together is a smart choice. However, Thy Art Is Murder’s CJ McMahon features on Misery, and eclipses Sharp’s efforts. That’s hardly a critique when the king of the Australian deathcore scene is involved though. Warpath is all the more punishing when the band slow themselves to an ominous march on Backstabber rather than an all out assault. When BTB play around with convention, it keeps them from becoming too stale. Thorns features a funky interlude, which somehow works and lends impact to the ending instrumentals. That being said, the record can get tiresome on the journey through blast beats and atmospheric vocal breaks. A minute of almost silence concluding Paralysed is actually welcome as Warpath stretches over the halfway point. Warpath is solid deathcore though, and there’s enough variation to keep it in rotation.
Standout Tracks: Misery, Omen, Thorns
Stick This Next To: Thy Art Is Murder, Aversions Crown, Fit For An Autopsy