Slavearc- Structural Damage In The Blueprint Of Humanity
Slavearc is a hardcore, death metal, metalcore band from Sheffield, England. This record was released by Screams Of Salvation in 1999. What I really like about this album is that it's so death metal sounding and I love the death metal genre. I also really like the record label that put this out called Screams Of Salvation. They have released many amazing metalcore bands like Absence, Pain Runs Deep, Slavearc. This band is just brutal and the vocals sound almost inhuman. You can't understand at all what the singer is saying as his lyrics are impossible to understand. That doesn't matter when the music is this good though. I have always loved Slavearc and to me when you have the kind of vocals that are really scary and inhuman sounding that is a definite plus in my book. The music can be very slow and powerful when it moves at the pace of cascading maple syrup to finally reach the seven minute mark of the song. The fast songs are also impressive because they can fit so many different genres of extreme metal in each song. The pacing of the songs is mostly fast and that is where I see that the hardcore genre is really present here. This is a really raw sounding album and death metal is all over this release. The drumming is just outstanding and is incredibly precise. Is that man or machine behind the drum kit? Right now I can hear sprinkles of metalcore in the song structures. I also heard hardcore dance parts which was a surprise on such a death metal sounding release but they fit in very well with the rest of the music. The guitars sound really intense and have this feeling of domination. I really like the vocalist and his growling and bellowing vocals. His singing is so intense that I think if Slavearc didn't have him they would have quite a loss. He is so engaging and has such a presence that he really is the backbone of this band. The guitars never sound forced because they sound perfectly placed and we have some major shredding going on here. We have some definite metalcore moments on this album and they're really well done. This is an amazing death metal record that only Slavearc could produce. What makes this so incredible is this release mixes together hardcore, death metal, metalcore. This is a classic album and one of my favorites from that period. This album does transcend when it was originally released and has become an all time classic in my opinion. Slavearc has been slept on for far to long and it's time to revisit this record and give them another chance. If you have never heard them then this is the perfect time to give them a listen. So check them out and see what England has to offer. Thanks for reading.
For the past thirty years I have been listening to heavy music. I wanted to take my knowledge and my love for music and share it with my viewers.