Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Long Awaited Tragedy - Prelude

ALAT was one of my favorite bands to ever come out of my area. Both of my old bands used to play shows with them a lot. They're great dudes. They weren't the most orignal band by any means, but they brought an interisting mix of post-hardcore, death metal, Acacia Strain type "beat-down" breakdowns, and even some You And I-ish screamo-esque metalcore.Trav's vocals are one aspect of the band that are somewhat unique, and an aspect that many people either loved or hated. Great raspy, desperate sounding highs, voice cracky mid-range vocals similar to Hopesfall, great guttural lows, and the main aspect that people always love or hate: this intense, raw, almost power-violence meets tuffguy hardcore vocals, of which I'm a personal fan.

If you're looking for an extremely varied deathcore album, that stands out among the monatiny of that scene, I highly suggest you check this out.

The highlight tracks are definitely Here's The New Beginnings, When We Die, We'll All Live Forever As A Feeling, and Parachutes


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