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Spicy chicken metal...The next big thing.



Spicy chicken metal band from Melbourne is how I, Valiance describe themselves...I describe them as frenzied, yet symphonic; heavenly yet hellish; to put it simply, take everything you love about any hardcore death metal you've ever heard and it might come close to the cacophonous crazy good sound these guys produce. Progressive & innovative, they are so far ahead of the pack in this genre, if you haven't heard them yet, you must've been hiding under a rock and must quickly remedy this! For band members Gabe Houben, Matias Morales, Krys Smith, David Freeland and last but not least, the mighty Vrillon, 2015 has been a massive year with their EP 'Reject of Humanity' being released in January, they have toured their home Australia relentlessly as well as being picked up on the bill for Melbourne's leg of the 'Soundwave' festival with some of the best in the business. They don't look like slowing down anytime soon either, with management confirming a "heavy touring schedule" for the foreseeable future. 

All throughout the finely woven tapestry of an EP the effects are out of this world, there are so many dimensions to the sound. Thrashing riffs really stand out from the harrowing vocals and enhance the full blown ferocity that assaults your ears in the most intriguing way. Tracked by the band themselves, they had a little help with mixing and mastering from Buster Olestrum. The track 'Thrown to Belial' has a little bit of everything, massive diversity is abundant here & I can't go past it as my fave from the album. Everything is woven together so intricately each song is a masterpiece of it's own, anyone can appreciate how much work and attention to detail went into the production. Do not underestimate my words, this band is going to be huge, so have a listen, spread the word and wait for your friends to start thanking you for introducing you to the next big thing!

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ivalianceaus
Bandcamp: http://ivaliance.bandcamp.com/

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