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Alienist had only been a band for four shows when they hit the stage in support of Northlane and Gravemind.
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Going from playing tiny Wollongong hometown shows to stepping on stage in support of some of Australian’s best in front of 10,000 adorning punters will undoubtedly change a musicians outlook.
So it’s really no surprise that the groups latest single highlights a move towards them mastering the djent based progressive sound that so many Australian metalcore heavyweights also lean into. Landslide is a step away from the brutality of earlier songs like Social Faker. Its contrasting use of cleans and screams, progressive metalcore flow and jumpy rhythms gives off more of a Void Of Vision feel than previous works which garnered riffs with ferocity more akin to acts like Gideon or Converge.
Landslide showcases Alienist’s technicality, skill and execution as much as any of the bands spearheading the current Australian metalcore scene.
Whilst the choruses revert to a catchy pop-punk moment of clean vocals may lose some of the heavier listeners; the intricate and angular riffs of the breakdown will win them back over. For a band so early on in their career, Landslide showcases Alienist technicality, skill and execution as much as any of the bands spearheading the current Australian metalcore scene.
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