Kent metallers, Raised By Raptors, are a piece of heavy perfection right on the doorstep for me. The band have been playing within the area incessantly since their formation in 2015 and even extending to playing shows around the country with some of the big names in modern hardcore music. The bands sound truly combines the melodic with the hardcore. Huge, charging choruses crash into brutal riffing. The band oozes originality in the best of ways, sounding so very distinctive.
Their latest single titled Release is set for release on June 16th and it’s one of the best metal tracks I’ve heard so far this year. The track possesses a modern edge while still keeping its feet firmly on the foundations the band takes its inspiration from. The track opens with a building riff before descending into a fast and frantic verse. Eventually the track opens up into a grand chorus that continues to apply pressure while embracing some softer melodies. The track drops down a little, messing with some ear catching production touches before breaking into a crushing bridge. This track is sure to be a big hit at any shows the band may have planned this year. It’s dynamic, it’s interesting, it’s awesome! The production keeps everything together and heavy, accentuating the talent this band possesses. If you’re a fan of the heavier styles and you like your hardcore melodic then check these guys out before eagerly awaiting the tracks release this Friday!