Introducing: Terracide – Metal With A Twist!? – Free Primordium EP Download

For those of you all who have realized by now, I like heavy music, I like pop too, but I like heavy music as well. So I am always on the hunt for some pretty badass music to rock out to. It just so happens that one of the musicians I am subscribed to on YouTube, decided that he would like to rock the world, with a badass metal band. Yeah, and guess what? He does it pretty badass.

Terracide - Daniel Tidwell - Vocals/Guitar

Terracide – Daniel Tidwell – Vocals/Guitar

For those of you all who don’t know, Mr. Daniel Tidwell (metaldaniel03), is a guitar musician. He performs original music as well as doing remixes of some many Video game classics such as the Casltevania  sound track, MegaMan stage tracks and much more. He also did many metal remixes of classical Pieces such as Fur Elise, just to name one.

As of now, Mr. Daniel Tidwell (metaldaniel03), is currently pursuing a band type structure rather than a solo type structure, his band as of now, is Terracide. And I quote:

Terracide is an assault of aggressive grandiose melodic metal. An aural feast of energy and emotion. Terracide has arrived. And we come bearing gifts for your auditory systems.

That would be the description of Mr. Tidwell’s band. After listening to the currently released for free, (ACT NOW PEOPLE),  3-track EP, Primordium, I can safety say this is not an EP to go unnoticed. I have seen and heard many bands release and re-release EP (myself included), that was not the best, but Primordium, is absolutely brilliant. Produced by Mr. Tidwell himself.

Currently the band’s line up consist of Daniel Tidwell (Vocals/Guitar), Josh Winn (Guitar), Wayne Courtright (Bass) and Mike Lumer (Drums).

Terracide - Mike Lumer - Drums

Terracide – Mike Lumer – Drums

From listening to this EP (LINK), I can see a great amount of potential in the band themselves. The music flows nice, each instrument does not try to overpower each other, rather they compliment each other. The guitars possess this complex flow that, if you had been watching Mr. Tidwell’s YouTube channel, would noticed that it has since become something of a signature. Drums were excellent and pretty much the entire ensemble felt well in tune together, blending and meshing together quite well together.

Terracide - Josh Winn - Guitar

Terracide – Josh Winn – Guitar

When I listen to the tracks, I can hear some of the (death) metal or another sub genre of it. It is not a bad thing at all, as the clean vocals meshed very well with the harsh vocals, something many bands are unable to emulate. The vocals while harsh at times, isn’t unbearable as you would think. The harsh vocals has amazing melody once again complementing the entire piece. I’ve pointed out this, because many bands just have harsh vocals at one register (for lack of a better word) and are unable to carry it across, but not Terracide.

Terracide - Wayne Courtright - Bass

Terracide – Wayne Courtright – Bass

I believe this band can go places, and if you love heavy sounds or amazing guitar solos and playing, Terracide got the stuff. It would be in your best interest to give them some support. As this is pretty wicked stuff. You can check them out at here:

DOWNLOAD THE PRIMORDIUM EP!

Terracide - Primordium EP

Terracide – Primordium EP

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Periphery – Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, This Time It’s Freakin’ Scarlet!

Periphery Band 2So I recently I saw a guitar cover (LINK) from Ryan Siew, dude’s a badass, and he was covering Periphery’s The Gods Must Be Crazy, I had never heard the song before, and I instantly fell in love with the complexity of the guitar’s leads. Not to mention that Ryan Siew also did an insane job on covering it.

I must admit, I don’t really listen to Djent music, but Periphery combined it with other genres of music and made it more than I could imagine. At first I was not sold completely on the music. The vocals were too much for me. I don’t usually listen to such heavy metal (except Parkway Drive) but as soon as the sound hit the chorus and then bridges, I fell head over heels in love with the driven clean vocals of Spencer Sotelo, this guy can sing. I don’t care that the vocals are heavy, this guy makes it all good. Spencer Sotelo has a voice unlike any other musician I have ever heard, and the rest of the band are always amazing. Most of the songs were composed by Misha “Bulb” Mansoor, he is pretty much the band themselves. He has been responsible for composing and producing the music, since the very beginning.

Periphery PromoThe Band currently has two full length album, Periphery And Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. I have listened to both albums in all its entirety. The guitars are just amazing. I really need to get some better words to describe it, but it really is. The guitars, I feel, have a very neo-classical vibe. They tend to combine scales inside of their riffs. It gives it a pretty wicked feel. All in all, they make a lot of use of scales and odd combination of notes. The guitars are usually combined between clean and distorted stuff. The distorted stuff comes from the use of Djent-type guitar riffs. It’s quite an interesting use of the Djent riffs. The songs usually find itself breaking down to a clean passage, sometimes there are solos, and the solos are pretty interesting, very melodic.

The vocals are just insane. The level of clean vocals and then the immediate use of distorted, rough vocals really compliments how the guitars are also structured. In addition, the band only has one vocalist, so this really a plus for him. Being able to drop ones voice so low is a quite a feat, but also being able to push your vocals to such a clean, high standard is really remarkable.

Periphery Band 1The drums, I must compliment. The drums are so well in time and tune with the guitars and vocals, you just might forget it was there, but even if you forgot it was there, if it happened to disappear you would know. It really brings an additional form of life to the song. Some songs on the album also makes use of distorted electronic drums, but it never overpowers the real drums. The additional instruments such as the sampling and the atmospheres are really well worked into each song. Sometimes the atmosphere also act as breakdowns and interludes. The Album, Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, features quite a lot of different musical styles, and combination of different types of production. You can hear this on songs such as “Ji”, “Scarlet” and “Facepalm Mute”. Each song sounds similar, as if it were the same band, but they each have something that really sets them apart from the rest of the song. The breakdowns are very different, but very catchy.

I really enjoyed this album, and this band is currently in my playlists. I would heavily recommend you all picking up this album, if you have ever enjoyed guitar music or metal music in general, you will appreciate this album.

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