Tag: Solid State Records

July 18, 2022

Becoming The Archetype - The Remnant (New Song)

Becoming The Archetype are on a roll. Not only did they just release a music video for the first single “The Lost Colony” but now they have put out single #2 – “The Remnant” through all digital networks and streaming sites. This absolute beast of a new album is shaping up to not only be the band’s best work but quite possibly one of the best METAL albums of 2022 (disclaimer: it’s possible the word ‘best’ could be outweighed by words like ‘insane’, ‘mind blowing’, ‘smashing’, ‘beast mode’, ‘slapping’, ‘award winning’, ‘critically acclaimed’, or an ‘underrated masterpiece’ and we are not responsible for misrepresenting Becoming The Archetype by undercounting the ferocious nature of said “masterpiece”).… Continued →

June 24, 2022

May 18, 2022

May 11, 2022

Opponent Joins Solid State and Drops New Song + Music Video

A new band by the name of “Opponent” have just joined Solid State Records and dropped their label debut song – “Betrayed” which you can watch the music video for, below. Their sound will please fans of Demon Hunter, Living Sacrifice, Soul Embraced, Killswitch Engage, War of Ages. Stream/Download right here. This is an exciting new band, anyone else thrilled for the return to metal? By the way, this appears to be a 3 piece which is goes to show that they’ve got the talent to back up that energy.… Continued →

March 14, 2022

Wolves At The Gate Drop New Album "Eulogies"

I am playing catch up this morning for all the news I missed the past few days. Please be patient 😉 Wolves At The Gate just dropped an incredibly powerful and deeply moving new album titled “Eulogies”, on Friday. The album is a signal, a beacon of sorts to call upon fans and friends to join in unison, sharing love among the hopeless. It comes at a perfect time for our broken and very much, hurting world.… Continued →

March 9, 2022

Song of the Day: Few Left Standing - Wishing You

Few Left Standing was a spirit filled late 90s hxc band from Tennessee. Their stuff was primarily released by Takehold Records which actually housed Underoath in their early days (my fave from the band). The band reformed & played a show recently at Furnace Fest. This SOTD always reminded me of another song by Zao called A Fall Farewell as the lyrics relate to wishing a friend would find Jesus. I also put some of the footage from the Furnace Fest show for your enjoyment.… Continued →

March 7, 2022

Song of the Day: Wolves at the Gate - Asleep

Wolves at the Gate-where do I begin! This is the epitome of what one would call melodic metalcore. I have had the joy of seeing them live once & hanging with the main vocalist. Chase Tremaine has a decent cover if you want to check it out also. Some of their songs have found their way onto mainstream radio along with Skillet & of course Underoath. Their new release Eulogies is gearing up for release in a few days on  March 11.… Continued →

February 28, 2022

February 27, 2022

December 10, 2021

Song of the Day: Blindside - Nerve

I remember when I first heard this song. It was on the Tooth & Nail Songs from the Penalty Box compilation, amidst other songs ranging from pop-punk to hardcore and everything in-between. But Blindside was hard to peg. It was heavy and raw, and kind of hardcore, but not really. There was a mild rap influence in the delivery, but it wasn’t really rapcore either. Post-hardcore hadn’t really occurred to me as a category yet. The band put the song on their debut, self-titled, full-length album and a year later released a second–both albums on Tooth & Nail/Solid State.… Continued →

November 17, 2021

November 15, 2021

Song of the Day: Luti-Kriss - Patiently Philadelphia

Luti-Kriss is the first incarnation of Norma Jean, a metalcore band that I think I have seen more than any other artist live. This band is what first got me into Christian heavy music for their open profession of Jesus. The vocalist (Josh Scoggins) at the time eventually went on to start The Chariot, which was another great band to see live, & ’68. They were on tour with Living Sacrifice & Dead Poetic if my memory serves me correctly at the time & Josh was hanging from the rafters from the venue.… Continued →

November 8, 2021

Song of the Day: The Agony Scene - We Bury Our Dead At Dawn

The Agony Scene is friggin’ heavy. I remember it seemd this band & AILD came out at roughly the same time. I loved this debut & not As IU Lay Dying better as the song quality was tons better. Plus I was into the goth & metal scene & fishnets &  eyeliner & Hot Topic & all that. Crowd surfed at Norma Jean shows & hung out with Zao & Stretch Armstrong at New Brookland Tavern in Columbia, SC.… Continued →

September 20, 2021

September 2, 2021

Empty Announce New Album

Empty, who had a rather impressive debut release, “Hope & The Loss Of It” on Solid State Records in Sept of 2019, have announced a followup will be released thjs Fall, again, with Solid State. The album, “Made Of Fire” is set to drop October 22nd.… Continued →

August 14, 2021

July 17, 2021

July 11, 2021

Phinehas Provide a Little Metal Relief From Reality

Getting your mind off world events, Covid and all variant insanity, the heat of summer, well then might I suggest some guitar heavy music from Phinehas to drown out the noise? Phinehas, a band I’ve been a fan of since right before they joined their first record label like 15 years ago, are back in an absolutely incredible manner. Their brand of metal(core) has been missed and this new song “In The Night” is certainly no exception to their greatness.… Continued →

June 27, 2021

June 2, 2021

Song of the Day: Lightworker - Cholera

So this post marks my 100th for the site! Today’s SOTD features the newer band Lightworker from California & is great metalcore ballad that falls in the lines of TDWP: Louder Than Thunder, Underoath: Too Bright To See Too Loud to Hear & Fit For A king Skin & Bones. The song features the regular vocalist & also Laura McElroy who also sings for Comrades (a band that I’ve seen live). What if I faded away with no trace left behind?… Continued →

May 4, 2021

March 19, 2021

Song of the Day: Beloved - Before There Was You There Was Everything

Wow, what a great band, with such potential! Sadly, Beloved released only one EP (originally for Vindicated from the Deep Water and later re-issued by Solid State) and one full length. That first EP rocked my world. I got to see the band live 2 or 3 times in this era and they were rapidly becoming my favourite emo-core band. They had a truly unique take on the genre fusing melodic indie rock with emotional emo and brutal hardcore, all in one go!… Continued →

March 3, 2021

February 17, 2021

Song of the Day: The Devil Wears Prada - Chemical

This review is in response to one of my fave metalcore bands that I just noticed having reached enough popularity to find themselves on Radio & Records Mainstream Rock chart. Other bands who have started in the Christian arena & found their way on the same chart are Underoath, Beartooth, Wolves At The Gate, Love & Death, Chevelle & Skillet to name a few. There are many valid arguments on Christian vs mainstream routes, but my take & honest opinion is that I like the exposure.… Continued →

February 8, 2021

REVIEW : Song Review: New Song From Earth Groans! Band Covers Deftones' "My Own Summer (Shove It)" (Song In Post)

Earth Groans is a metal band with an explosive, thundering sound that grips its listeners with their sound. Interest in the band in the past few years seems to have skyrocketed among fans of the genre and for good reason. So when you hear news of something new from them headed your way, you pay attention.   In a rather ambitious endeavor, the band has chosen to cover a song from the one and only Deftones.… Continued →

December 31, 2020

Best of 2020: Rob Jensen

I was going to write a little intro to this list of mine, but in the end I figured I’d just let it speak for itself. Alot of great music dropped despite all the year brought us and these are my top 20. Let me know what you think!     20. Everything In Slow Motion – “Influence”. (Rock/Hard Rock) Released 10/16/20 on Facedown Records. Influence was the band’s first release since the 2016 ep, Laid Low.… Continued →

September 27, 2020

Death Therapy Covers Living Sacrifice "Reject" (feat. Brook Reeves)

Jason Wisdom has a real talent for putting out really great music, whether it be in Becoming the Archetype, Death Therapy, The Reversalist, among others. This past week Death Therapy teamed up with Impending Doom frontman, Brook Reeves to deliver a cover of “Reject” by Living Sacrifice. The song has a real industrial metal feel to it that works really well. It’s a great cover, sure to please. Check it out HERE or below and let us know how you’re liking this.… Continued →