Genre: Deathcore / Hardcore
Album Year: 2012
Location: Byron, Minnesota
Fail To Decay’s EP, ‘The Navigator’ escalates boundaries created by many in the scene. Formatting a creative useage of not only deathcore, but also metalcore in perhaps the most melodic, yet still brutal as fuck way possible. Born of six tracks, yet none cease as disappointments is something that really caught my attention, in which most bands would have at least one chore-like listen to it.
Opener ‘Stranded’ is exactly what I love most about Fail To Decay, as the enormous build-up finally climaxes you’ll hear hints of their influences, as well as their peers. The vocals include several different ranges from the high-pitched screams, to the grunted lows (Which remind me of Underneath The Gun – If anybody remembers them?). There’s also some great mid-range screams that are especially effective with the catchy chorus’ aswell as some brief clean vocals that do not appear out of place. All of these styles help patch together a vivid, diverse masterpiece of an EP – In which it becomes difficult to grow tiresome of hearing all these many outcomes.
The almost technical riffs branch Fail To Decay’s future into a state of unknown. This band could literally do, or go anywhere they want from this EP, although It’d be a menacing, and difficult task to top this EP, in which I would describe as an underground classic of 2012. Production is top notch, as you would expect from a serious metal band in this century, yet there are still some about that won’t get the hint.
Whether you label Fail To Decay as a deathcore, or metalcore, or even a djent act – It’s safe to say the direction they’re headed is that of great success. Fusing combinations of bands at the top of the chain such as Whitechapel and Chelsea Grin, whilst abusing massive melody from such bands as Your Memorial, in which have lead us with Fail To Decay. I would be willing to put bets on these lads really spilling their music over the next few months, whilst I patiently wait with high hopes for whatever they decide to come up with on a future release.
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