Bandcamp Roulette: Patterns of Decay Unleash Hardcore-Infused Death Metal Fury
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Hardcore and death metal go together like two things that go together really well on the new self-titled full-length from Patterns of Decay. This is a band created from a myriad of different influences, like old school thrash meets death metal and with their New York roots showing in the hardcore touches throughout.
This album is a rager from the onset of “Chrysalis”, which features contrasting vocal styles, crisp guitar tones and precision drumming, and is completed by a melodic section, showcasing the band’s versatility in songwriting. Lead single “House of Doors” starts off ominous, which sums up the album’s overall atmosphere: sinister and eerie.
Patterns of Decay are no stranger to the stage and this album feels hand-crafted with circle pits in mind. First pumping hardcore sections, thrashy guitar solos and stomping beats will have you longing to break something or someone. While the album is on the longer side for this genre at 52 minutes, each track flows relentlessly from one to the next and each minute is used to its fullest. You can pick up your copy HERE.
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