The creation of new sub genres in metal is always a refreshing sight, and ‘Georgian’ deathcore band Evidence The Lost have dropped their new EP ‘To The Fallen Creators’. This band formed in late 2011, and hail from Tbilisi, Georgia. The band seems to use themes of Aztecs and Mayans on both their EP artwork and song titles, which I have never seen before. It’s also worth noting that the EP artwork is not in a regular shape, it is narrow and tall.
To The Fallen Creators begins with a one minute long, down tempo, sweeping guitar melody and hard-hitting drum track named ‘Devouring The Discrepancy’ that does a great job of creating an atmosphere and providing a great intro to an EP. It’s not too long, and it’s not too short either, keeping the listener enticed. The EP then develops into a synthetic/orchestral tone, using slow, drawn out horn-like sounds to further add to the eerie and ominous atmosphere. Chugging riffs and powerful vocals are used on this EP, however not as much as I would have liked. It seems this EP focuses more on instrumental pieces and is more a showcase of the different sounds this Georgian deathcore subgenre can achieve.
Track three, ‘Ruthless Authority’ sounds more like your traditional deathcore song, opening with a cacophony of whispering voices and hushed shouts, then exploding into slamming riffs that could crack a skull, coupled nicely with superb drum work from Nika. The vocals on this EP are quite quiet, and at some points the lyrics are completely indistinguisable. It seems that the guitars and drums are far too loud and so the vocal track is getting drowned out, which is a shame because they sound incredible. The vocalist, Harley, has a very unique, reverberating tone to his voice that I have never heard before in growls or screams.
Evidence The Lost are capable of switching between your traditional deathcore sound and their own take on deathcore, providing atmospheric sound effects such as voices, sound clips and synths, and the aforementioned unique vocal sound. I will be looking forward to more from this band, and hopefully other bands can follow suit and join the Georgian deathcore movement!