Atmospheric and ravishing, “Survived By None”, the twelve tracks debut release of the British Breaking The Day will grind you to the ground. With roots back to raw black metal, but with extreme and modern, sometimes quite experimental metal in their veins, BTD find their quite unique path to explore the darkest and contorted borders of nowadays metal/post-hardcore area of music. Brutal, but expressive, gloomy, but beautiful, “Survived By None” is an astonishing panorama of apocalypse, an end not of the race or the species, but of the man and his alienated soul. Shit, at least this is what I think so.
Conceived in 2007, Chatham based six piece Breaking The Day – Jay, Aaron, Bobby, Louie, Mikey and Chris – stunning the audiences throughout the country with ferocious live shows and their own brand of sludgy, contorted, intense metal.
After a self released EP, numerous tours and many shows with prestigious acts under their belts, Breaking The Day singed to In At The Deep End Records and unleashed this twelve-headed beast upon this self-declared innocent world to crush it into the mud.
Hardcore and sludge metal elements, black metal rawness and progressive/experimental breaks colored intensely this material and it might be one of the most exciting metal products of the year. If we will be able to survive.
“Till Death”, “No Love Lost Just Forgot” and “Leave a Blanket of Ash on the Ground” are my favorites, but the album is good as it is, spinning around like the ripper’s scythe…
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