Horcrux released a Metalcore monster in their new EP The Dark Mark, with a huge dose of heavy tracks that really hypes you up and want to beat down to the breakdowns.
Precision guitar riffs and industrial percussion open Resilient as the vocalist blasts out over the mayhem of this hard-hitting Metalcore beast, while accommodating the technicality and intricate melody laying over a stuttered synth make for a great combination. A very ballsy start to the release as Wormtail continues with a pacey beat and aggressive vocals like a kick of adrenaline coursing through you when needing to let your inner demon out. The titled track of the release The Dark Mark combines the extremity of the first two tracks in a hasty rhythm and a tasty melodic guitar pattern, while really digging deep on the low screams in the bridge and a change of dynamics for the close. Home echoes an airy synth opening with clouded vocals underlaying before breaking through with the fundamental sounds, and the occasional drop out for the synth track to act more dominant. Like the previously track, The Outsider opens with a mudded sounding guitar riff instead of the vocals, before unleashing a monstrous onslaught of rage as the intro riff rings clear through the chorus and falling back for the lyrical statement of “I’m fucking dead inside”. The closing track Live Through Me begins hard and surprises me by being the only song with clean vocals much more than I’d anticipated both through the verse and doubling up with the screaming during the chorus, blasting the chugging riffs during the most part of growling vocals while the clear melody acknowledged the clean vocals which led for a very satisfying ending to the record.
Check out Live Through Me below: