A Vile Genesis is an EP filled with an incredibly dynamic melodic shape. It highlights the bands musicianship with lead guitar soloing, powerful rhythm guitar and diverging drum fills. Vocalist Christian Florez adds bloodcurdling low screams layered together with excellent highs to complete the insanely shifting textures of each track. Breakdowns and bridging melodies also soar into the finer elements of this EP, making it as heavy as it is beautiful to the ears.
Each track creates an intense feeling on the listener, bringing them to a world of melodic heaven. It seems like the guitarists can never stop soloing and creating absolutely masterful riffs. The drums usually follow suit, constantly jumping from one hit to the next. Every track amazed me more than the next. I do feel as though the tracks blend together, though. The songs are extremely different than each other, but the overall monotonous melody kind of takes over as you listen to the EP over and over again.
Be sure to check out the intro and outro tracks, “Terror Manifest” and “They Unyeilding”, my personal favorites. Both of these tracks have really technical drum and guitar breakdowns. While the remaining tracks are just as impressive as the aforementioned ones, I feel as though these two are lacking in tightness. “Infernal Ascendance” is so fast that at times it seems impossible that the drummer is performing the blast beats that he is, and is often overshadowed by its seemingly sloppy sound and layered vocals. The title track easily has the worst bridge on the EP, which is not only boring but includes a really terrible vocal layering. It does, however, end up returning to proper form, turning up the melodic texture with a solo that goes into one last bridge.
Heavy hitting melodies and impressive vocal range gives this EP an edge over some recent deathcore releases, but seems to be a little overbearing at times. Their musicianship is something not to be questioned at all. I suggest any fan of deathcore to check out this just over 17 minutes EP. I will be on the lookout for their next release.
For Fans of: The Acacia Strain, Molotov Solution, Oceano, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, I Declare War, Born of Osiris