way back before “djent” was considered a real style of metal and bands strived to find the most complex polymetric rhythms known to man, generic deathcore was actually a fresh and popular style of music to play amongst young ppl. despite the genre’s imminent downfall, sum bands managed to bank off playing the style early enough that they are able to stay relevant in the scene today (whitechapel, suiside silence, chelsea grin etc). but most of what remains from the genre’s past existence, is a lifetime’s worth of forgotten bands who have been left to drown in a sea of br00tal obscurity.
i ate everybody were comprised of a bunch of mexibros from cali. they were basically the quintessential generic deathcore band…
- lulzy band name
- barely legible logo
- incomprehensible lyrics via guttural and high shrieked vocals
- br00tal breakdowns
- tv/movie quotes placed randomly in song
- violent/horror imagery (even tho a cartoon pig is not dat scary)
they changed their name and became more tech (not djent thankfully, jus techy deathcore which they called “technical death metal” lolz) and then jus disappeared. couldnt find much of them online, jus the 4 crappily recorded demo songs they had and some lulzy live footage of them playing with one guitarist and the vocalist is wearing booty shorts (the other guitarist and bassist prob quit the night before the show when they found out dude was planning on wearing those shortz on stage).
the uk SEEMED like it was packed with lots of siq bands, but it didnt take much time to pass for me to realize that these bands were among some of the worst in the generic deathcore genre (including dat terrible overhyped band “annotations of an autopsy”) and that australia had by far the superior and siqer scene (ill get to some of those bands in a bit).
postmortem promises were one of the decent british bandz. it seemed like they were gonna be huge in the deathcore arena but they always jus kinda barely scraped by with the same mid-level moderate-popularity for the course of their career. by the time they broke up im not sheriff many people cared or noticed sadly. but they did have some bangerz, like the song above. omg @ those pig squeals though. job for a cowboy was responsible for popularizing that horrible vocal style, but luckily there was barely any bands who used them after like 2006 (i think people quickly caught on to how retarded dey sound).
i remember a sad moment where i decided to look up the words to their songs so i culd finally know wtf the vocalist was screaming, and then i realized that all their lyrics are either retarded or dont make sense :(
till death do us part were one of the siq australian bands. tho im not sure if i can even call them that becuz this is their only good song. they started off sounding like a wannabe count your blessings-era bring me the horizon band (deathcore lite™) but then they upped the br00tality with this surprisingly epic song. they mustve taken note from thy art is murder (i can hear da influence), a super sweet band who hail from the same area as them. theyve turned more “tr00″ death metal over the years, but at the time were one of the sweetest generic deathcore bands ever.
it shouldnt come as that much of a surprise, because alot of deathcore bands adopted trendy scene fashion, but i remember being a bit flustered when i found out they look like this…
its like… how can u sing about murdering and dismembering slutz while looking like a bunch of gay hairdressers? i guess they could use the scissors that they cut hair with as a murder weapon…
among the devoured were another p. sweet australian band. i remember damn near shitting my pants the first time i heard them, because their recording quality is actually really really good, unlike most d-list deathcore bands (im lookin’ at u, i ate everybody). their name kinda confuses me tho… how can u be “among” something if that thing is already devoured? is it like, you’re among the area in which it was devoured in? or like, you’re among the remnants of the devoured? these kinds of things kinda have to be overlooked when it cums to these kindsa bands…
this was in the era where bands could rack up over 100k plays on myspace but could barely get like 5 people to show up to their show. dat song theyr playing live (the harvest) was another p. sweet song they had but the lyrics are borderline-soft. theres a line where hes like “you acted wrong, you had your chances, now its time to die” and i remember thinking \m/ this is siqqq then the next line is like “die like your fucking promises you bitch”… totally cool br00tal horror movie-esque lyrics turned into an ex-girlfriend sob story :( proof that small hints of emo faggotry resonated within the deathcore genre.
last band i’ll talk about is dissever the tyrant. they were p sweet. cant really think of anything witty to say about them. they were from bumfuck, united states. like somewhere in indiana or something like that. big chocolate did vox on a couple of their songs. the guy who did vox on this song is sum muscular ginger guy i think.
apparently this band has actually reunited… i have them liked on facebook and ive been seeing new status updates from them.. i think theyr writing new material. could this possibly foreshadow an oncoming deathcore revivial? lol nah obviously not… but atleast we still have all the tunes and abandoned myspace pages to remember the music by… actually, to pay tribute to generic deathcore, lets all find some of these bands old myspaces and give them some new plays (its probably been months since theyv gotten any plays on myspace). who knows… maybe it culd come back…
what are ur fav forgotten generic deathcore bands? wat do u think of bands that play like this today (if there r any)? do u see the style making a comeback in 2022?