Vesta Collide‘s new album New Obsession drops January 20th and they absolutely slay it with a purely great metalcore album. The debut record is a great blend of unclean and clean vocals with just the right amount of synth to back it up. What really sets this album apart from other metalcore albums is the haunting, ominous backing track that can be found in songs like “Death Spell” and “I Can’t Sleep.”
New Obsession opens up strong with “Death Spell,” setting the tone for what the rest of the album has to offer. A personal favorite from this album would have to be “Hallucination.” It really stood out to me as having everything a great metalcore song should have and is my top pick for this album. If Vesta Collide keep putting out such great albums like this I could see them being a huge up-and-comer in the scene, touring with the likes of Miss May I, We Came As Romans and Ice Nine Kills!
For those of you who have never heard of this band before but really enjoy great metalcore I suggest you pick up this album when it drops. It does not disappoint! And check them out on there headlining tour right now and on the west coast leg of Alesana‘s Ten Frail Years Of Vanity And Wax Tour!
by Michael DeLucia
First of all, thank you Austin, Jim, Keith, and Nick for taking the time to chat with HXC Magazine. Congratulations on the self-titled EP. We love it and we can’t wait for more.
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Detroit is still producing American made things these days. The latest export from the Motor City is a boiling maelstrom of old school hardcore for today’s problems. Turncoat is true to the ideals of the scene holding nothing back in their self titled debut EP. The need for self-respect, hard work, and honesty is thrown in your face, while the disenchantment in the delusion of the American Dream is shoved down your throat.
Continue reading RECORD REVIEW: Turncoat – Self-Titled
We caught up with vocalist Spencer Maybe of Detroit, MI band A War Within after their set on the New York City date of the Drop The Gloves Tour, featuring Sirens & Sailors, The Plot In You, Miss May I, and Blessthefall. Bathed in the red light of the lounge we probably shouldn’t have had access to, we chatted about Backstreet Boys, what it’s like to be an unsigned band on a major tour, and how he and Levi Benton of Miss May I (who appears mid-interview) have a very, very special relationship.
Continue reading INTERVIEW: A War Within ft. Levi Benton (Miss May I)
Vesta Collide, a five-piece metalcore act from Detroit, have just signed with Stay Sick Recordings and released a music video for their song “VII”, and they’ve certainly caught our attention. “VII” moves from heavy, early-Asking Alexandria type riffage and unclean vocals to ethereal melodies to eerie synth embellishments, and does so pretty seamlessly. Check out the music video below to listen to this new sick jam and definitely keep an eye on these guys and the rest of the Stay Sick bands!
Want MORE Vesta Collide? Check out the lyric video for “Moondancer” HERE.