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Severed Beliefs – “Eternal Grey” [Song Review]

You ever catch yourself thinking, “What is up with New Zealand’s hardcore scene?” Well, Kiwi foursome Severed Beliefs recently dropped their new single “Eternal Grey” via Elimination Records and it’s the right balance of brutal and sinister.



You ever catch yourself thinking, “What is up with New Zealand’s hardcore scene? What are they thinking about? Are they eating all their vegetables?” Well, you’re in luck; look no further than “Eternal Grey,” the new single and video by Kiwi foursome, Severed Beliefs.

Formed in late 2018, Severed Beliefs worship firmly at the ‘90s metallic hardcore movement (think 7 Angels 7 Plagues, Poison the Well, etc.). The band teamed up with Elimination Records last year and instantly started gaining interest from old and new fans of hardcore alike.

Their new single (and video) is the right balance of brutal and sinister. It feels old; maybe it’s the ‘90s style metalcore they play (maybe it’s the video’s grainy footage), but you can still tell these are musicians new to the scene and hungry to make an impact. There’s nothing more exciting than a young crew that is eager to make a splash: you never know just how high they’ll shoot, and it’s even more wholesome to see them make it to the top.

With a strong debut release already gaining interest and reportedly crushing shows, you could do worse than check out their EP and pray they somehow make their way over the Pacific. “Eternal Grey” is lifted from the New Zealand hardcore compilation Endangered Species.

Run Time: 3:36
Release Date: January 8, 2020
Record Label: Elimination Records

Director of Communications @ V13. Lance Marwood is a music and entertainment writer who has been featured in both digital and print publications, including a foreword for the book "Toronto DIY: (2008-2013)" and The Continuist. He has been creating and coordinating content for V13 since 2015 (back when it was PureGrainAudio); before that he wrote and hosted a radio and online series called The Hard Stuff , featuring interviews with bands and insight into the Toronto DIY and wider hardcore punk scene. He has performed in bands and played shows alongside acts such as Expectorated Sequence, S.H.I.T., and Full of Hell.