Undying- The Whispered Lies Of Angels
Undying is a metalcore and death metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina. This album was released by Good Life Recordings in the year 2000. James Chang and Jonathan Raine from Undying used to be members of the amazing North Carolina hardcore punk band Catharsis. This record has a great cover of "The Cry Of Mankind" by My Dying Bride. Undying is one of my favorite metalcore bands of all time. The musicianship is top notch and they have an unmatched sense of melody. The vocals are scathing and seem to erupt fire when they're at the most intense times. The vocal dynamics are something special when mellow spoken vocals and brutal screams happen at the same exact time. I love the eerie keyboard passages where you can hear elements of black metal. This album has a black metal influence running through it that makes it rather unique. The drumming is very impressive and moves the songs along rather nicely. I absolutely adore the guitars and I believe that the guitar melody is a highlight of this record. The hardcore breakdowns are simply awesome and I could see hardcore kids going off to this for sure. This is a total death metal album and brings to mind many of the greats of the genre. Undying is from the hardcore scene and you can hear that in some passages on this recording. The real truth about Undying is that they're an incredible metalcore band. The howling vocals make me think of werewolves on the moors in England. Why is Undying such a great band? It's because they mix the heavy and the melodic so well. This is their greatest strength and this is what makes them so unique. I also think that their singer is a major asset to the band. They had a different vocalist later on and were never as good with the new singer. We have a somber mood to the music that makes me think of black metal again. This recording sounds professional but also raw enough to give it that classic hardcore sound. If you like this review of Undying you must check out my review of Prayer For Cleansing because both bands have a similar style. This Undying album is not only one of my favorite metalcore records but it's also one of the best extreme metal releases as well. This recording is a total classic and you will not find another album like this ever. I implore you to check out The Whispered Lies Of Angels. If you are looking for some amazing metalcore Undying is waiting anxiously for you. This was fun for me to write. Thanks again for reading this review.
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