You may know Affiance for their hilariously genius music video, “Call To The Warrior,” or for their epic cover of “The Final Countdown,” but rest assured their brilliance does not end there. These Cleveland rockers are doing metalcore right, and are bringing their massive sound to the masses via their new full-length album, Blackout.

Today, Messenger (UK) have been awarded “Band of the Day” on TheGuardian.com, the website of England’s most prestigious newspaper. Citing an “ambition that should be loudly applauded, as well as an attention to dynamics and a degree of dextrous musicianship that will delight prog/psych fans,” the post on TheGuardian.com comes in lieu of Messenger’s forthcoming debut album, Illusory Blues, set for international release on March 31st through Svart Records. Check out the song “Midnight” just above!