The ability to mix melody and heavy music is tricky. You want to be able to keep the edge without betraying the heaviness but all the while make it full and coherent. Los Angeles’s Before The Mourning have been able to do just that. Lyrically you can hear the pain and anguish. The riffs and rhythms are fast, heavy and mosh inciting. The bands influences of Swedish metal bands like In Flames and Soilwork mixed with the groove and melody are in the way the songs are written. The bands live show is full of energy and is very intriguing. Their debut album Etherial End was co-produced by Logan Mader and will be out in the fall. If you are into melodic metal, definitely check these guys out!
By: Brian Lacy