GIFT OF MADNESS
"WALK AND THEE SHALL REACH"
GIFT OF MADNESS is a very cool Metalcore band hailing from Russia. These guys
have been around since 2003 , but "WALK AND THEE SHALL REACH" is only the
band second release. They pretty much base their sound withing the Metalcore genre, but
they are a lot more. They have a very strong Progressive Metal sound that runs through
out their music. They also incorporate lots of Thrash Metal, Groove Metal and Death
Metal into their sound. I kept thinking of KORN meets THREAT SIGNAL meets
DREAM THEATER meets DECAPITATED meets MACHINE HEAD meets ALICE
IN CHAINS and touches of OPETH & LAMB OF GOD. That's a killer combo if you
ask me, so you know these guys are going to crush it. There is a lot groove oriented
passages and riffs through out, with lots of melodies and double kick beats. The guitars
tend to lean more towards a Thrash Metal side especially during the shredding grooved out
parts. The drums and the bass is where the Metalcore and Death metal influences come in.
The Progressive parts are in the song arrangements and the melodic passages. The vocals
kind of run the spectrum of Metal styles. You can hears some melodic Metal vocals, clean
singing Progressive vocals and of course some growling Death Metal vocals. These guys
have an amazing sound thats quite original. I would love to hear more from these guys and
it a shame they only have two releases to date. Check this great band out, show them
some support and spread the word!!!