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Sunday 23 June

Genre Metalcore
Country United Kingdom
Played at GMM 2016

Formed in 2007, this British progressive metal band didn’t come to the fore until 2012 when they finally found a stable line-up. While some djent fans might not have their debut ‘Gnosis’ in heavy rotation on their iPod, their sophomore album ‘The Amanuensis’ (2014) is marked by a more overtly progressive approach, however without abandoning their roots or their penchant for technically challenging music. New vocalist Chris Barretto was the perfect addition with his ripping screams, clean choruses and guttural growls. Lyrically the album is based on the Buddhist concept of the Samsara cycle or the cycle of birth, life and death. Their latest slab ‘In Stasis’ (2022) relies heavily on a three-pronged assault of heaviness, technical prowess and ethereal atmosphere. If you’re into Protest the Hero and Coheed & Cambria you won’t be disappointed. (#GMM24)