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UP AND COMING: Zephyria – Progressive Deathcore With A Twist

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     Deathcore tends to be a difficult genre to pull off these days. There are so many bands that flood the market-space with uninteresting music, it seems hopeless when looking for something decent. Today, I broke that mold when I discovered Zephyria, a Progressive Deathcore band with a classical and technical twist. They are based out of Kalispell, the northernmost city in Montana, close to the Canadian border. Their music is incredibly interesting, and I was very surprised when i listened to them.

     Zephyria‘s music is reminiscent of some old goodies, combining aspects you would expect to hear from The Human Abstract, “Exoplanet” era The Contortionist, and “Ascendancy” era Trivium. Their debut EP, “Paragon”, comes as an excellent surprise. There are grooves a-plenty, and their technical prowess is never too overshadowing of the rest of the music. I highly recommend giving this band a try if you’re looking for new and interesting music that is both very heavy, and very melodic. Spread the word, these fellas are very talented, and I’d like to see what they have to offer in the future.

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News, Pop Punk, Up And Coming

UP AND COMING: Merit – The Pop-Punk band you want to know about.



     Merit are some new up-and-comers who hail from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, with a very unique brand of Pop Punk. I’ve been listening to their self-titled EP for a few months now and I have to say that I am absolutely hooked on this stuff. They started out in the middle months of 2016 and have been paving the way for success ever since, releasing a music video for their single “Swingline” last August, shortly followed by their debut self-titled EP only a few weeks later (You can find both the music video and stream of their EP below).

     If you like catchy choruses, fun breakdowns, and memorable sing-along lyrics, this band is worth every bit of your while. The 5-piece pop-punkers will certainly leave you wanting more by the end of their EP, and we have it on good authority that there is a short new release planned by the band somewhere in the near future, as well as a possible tour (maybe). We will keep you updated as more information develops.

     In the meantime, we urge you to listen to their music, watch their music video, and give them a like on facebook to keep up to date with the band. You certainly don’t want to miss out on this group of talented musicians. If you have the chance to catch these guys live, you should participate in their show. The energy of their live performance is unmatched by most local bands I’ve seen in recent months.


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