The deathcore/metalcore genre is a funny one. On the one hand, there are the bands who are happy to regurgitate albums that are truly generic in every way, shape and form whereas, on the other, there are bands like Parisian mob Betraying The Martyrs who, as is the case with their new album The Resilient, can knock the listener for six by delivering a recording that pushes the already bulging boundaries of this genre right to the limit.

A breathtaking listen right from the opening bars of “Lost For Words”, The Resilient sees the Parisian outfit get their blend of pulsating electronica, haunting symphonics and downright guttural deathcore absolutely spot on. As demonstrated on the thunderous opener “Lost For Words”, their ability to mush together brutality with sickeningly hooky melodies is second to none, giving themselves the kind of accessibility that most bands would kill for. Flawless musicianship, explosive breakdowns and immaculate melodies provide the Paris band with the kind of armoury that must surely shame the rest of the scene into action.

Powering through tracks like “Unregistered” and “(dis)Connected” the polished, precise ferocity on display demonstrates that we’re not dealing with some generic metal band here and, when combined with the orchestral elements and those gleaming, slick, clean sections, The Resilient is going to take some beating this year.

The Resilient Track Listing:

01. Lost For Words
02. Take Me Back
03. The Great Disillusion
04. Dying To Live
05. The Resilient
06. Unregistered
07. Won’t Back Down
08. (dis) Connected
09. Behind The Glass
10. Waste My Time
11. Ghost
12. Wide Awake

Run Time: 49:56
Release Date: January 27, 2017

Check out the track “Lost For Words


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