Deathcore can be disturbing in more ways than one. I always like the sense of dissonance and unease taking hold of you when you start listening to their tune. The Swiss band Life’s December are very good at that.
Their upcoming album Fatigue, signed to Dark Wings records, mixes delicately airy melodies with djent heavy, totally brutal attacks on your consciousness. All this is crowned by growls and screams, interspersed with breakdowns, tremolo picking – the works. The way they switch from an ambient, almost atmospheric setting straight to full blown, heavy growls in a heartbeat is remarkably well done. Need a demonstration? Have a look at Construct, one of the best tracks on the album.
Speaking to the talent of the band is the Progressive flavor of some of their tracks. Just check out the somewhat lengthy O Dulce Nomen Obitus. Further, you will find very unusual clear voice passages towards the end featuring a guest singer in Fatigue, the title song.
Life’s December join us from Wattwil in Switzerland, long, long ago the home of Henry of Iberg. The band saw the day of light back in 2012 and launched their début album Colder in spring of this year. Fatigue is their second concoction, a very complex and varied album that really got my attention right away.
Should you buy it? If you are into Deathcore and the likes, absolutely. If not – well – have a listen first. Good job band, I like it.
The album will air mid October 2016.