A Wake In Providence - The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon
A Wake In Providence are far from new to the metal community; since their inception way back in 2010, the band have been releasing new material each year, always seemingly one-upping their last release. It was all of this hard work through the years that has caused all of the hype surrounding their brand new, first full length record entitled "The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon." The East Coast-based technical deathcore band have finally been given the chance to put it all out on the table and show off what the fuck they're made of in the form of eleven killer, brutal ass tracks. How does all of these years worth of hard work pay off for these guys? The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon is jam packed with some serious, hard-hitting, dark material that takes you everywhere from sheer devastation and some melodic clean vocals to some wicked technical riffs and some blackened deathcore moods. The albums seriously got it all and as a long time fan of the band, it feels great to say that A Wake In Providence fucking nailed it with this one; they wrote the sick record we all knew AWIP were going to deliver. 2019 is looking to be the year of The Blvck Sun and The Blood Moon.
A Wake In Providence don't hesitate for a second to introduce you to their fierce brand of savage deathcore. On opening track "I, Adversary" the band may calmly and peaceful ease you in, but it isn't long before the beautifully brutal riffage barges in and pounds away at you; it's also where you'll get your first taste of that incredible blackened sound the band slip in throughout the record. For those of you (like myself) who live for breakdowns, don't you worry - AWIP got you covered throughout as well, pumping out some delicious heaviness that is sure to satisfy those breakdown-loving bones in your body. Tracks like "Oblivion," - which features the great Mike Poida of Aversions Crown - "Sworn Adherent" and "|The Blood Moon" - which features a sickening guest spot by Thy Art Is Murder's CJ McMahon - are all stacked with those slow, beefy breakdowns that only add to the already wicked sound that AWIP have crafted for themselves over the years. But while it may seem my focus is on breakdowns, don't get it confused: A Wake In Providence have packed out each track with so much in addition to the filthy breakdowns that "The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon" will leave you physically begging for more by albums end. For example, check out one of my personal favorites off the album, "A Cataclysmic Eternal," which starts off with an evil, black metal-esque intro that leads right into some crazy-fast speed vocals along the likes of Shadow of Intent. Armed with blast beats and a vocalist who I'm pretty sure resembles the voice of Satan himself, the track closes out with a truly devastating breakdown followed by shrieks that sound like they're coming straight out of Hell.
There's no doubt that the guys who make up A Wake In Providence are fans of not only death metal, but deathcore; the band have incorporated all the elements of this genre of music that we love and combined it all into this ruthless, punishing sound that will, at times, remind you of albums like "Psalms" by Lorna Shore or "Global Saughter" by A Night In Texas. But what separates "The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon" from these albums is the bands unique way of delivering their particular sound, which is undoubtedly noticeable when comparing the albums side by side. Even the clean melodic elements incorporated into "The Blvck Sun |" is done in such a classy and easy-going way that it just works. Mix in some sick technical guitar solos, those demonic as fuck growls and shrieks and plenty of ear pounding kick drums and "The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon" was destined to be the great piece of work that it is. If you dig your metal with all of this on top of a really dark ambiance that shrouds the sound of the instruments, "The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon" might just be one of your top contenders for album of the year. Fans of technical death metal, blackened deathcore and just heaviness as a whole will have no problem finding something to love about this album, and I'd highly encourage you to dedicate part of your day today to absorbing all that makes up "The Blvck Sun || The Blood Moon" before these guys blow the fuck up - just like they deserve.
Check out the music video below for "The Blvck Sun|" off the new album below, and if you dig what you hear click here to buy/stream the full album, and while you're at it check out the band on Facebook or swing by their merch store!