Perdition are a Symphonic Deathcore band from Wichita, Kansas who have just released their final EP before recently disbanding. This six track EP hits hard with brutal breakdowns, blistering drums, beefy guitars, thunderous vocals and a large bass filled sound with some keyboard parts thrown in every now and then. As a big fan of bands such as Children of Bodom, I enjoy the use of keyboards in Metal, but I do seem that a lot of the Deathcore acts these days don’t utilise the keyboard factor that well when they label themselves as Symphonic Deathcore. However, Perdition have proved to me in this EP that this sub-genre is not a stale or bland movement and is in fact quite an enjoyable factor while listening to this EP. I feel it adds more progression and the overall epicness to this EP while keeping the heaviness still intact. My only gripe with the keyboards on this album is that sometimes they do sound out of place in parts where they could’ve been left out, but it’s nothing that stops the EP from being great.
While listening through, I noticed that some songs sounded very reminiscent to Make Them Suffer with the use of keyboards except with a more death metal sound which I thought very highly of. The breakdowns don’t seem overused and are in fact some of the most crushing ones I’ve heard in a while! 2 tracks on the EP are instrumentals and show what the band are capable of adding in some ambient noises, acoustic-ish passageways, an insane piano solo and some voice clips.
I found this EP to be something that really grabbed my attention and has opened my eyes for the Symphonic Deathcore scene. It’s a real shame these guys have broken up now as I could definitely see them on tour with other great deathcore/death metal acts down the road. So overall, this was a band that really goddamn impressed me while also opening my eyes to this sub –genre, one of the coolest and heavy EP’s I’ve heard in a while! Awesome stuff guys!
For fans of – Make Them Suffer, Thy Art is Murder, Winds of Plague