Bloodline Severed delivers triumphant metalcore in “Process of Progression”, their third full-length studio album released on 18 April 2017. They’ve been described as a progressive melodic death metal djent band, and while I struggled to imagine how all of these elements would come together, I walked away impressed by their brand of warfare worship.This is an independent release, produced by Derek Corzine (Blood Thirsty, ex-Syringe, ex-Bloodline Severed).
First off, I am drawn to the strong vocals. I admire a vocalist who can growl like a beast, but also sing a beautiful melody. Corey Weaver does both, without effort. Then it’s the beat. Did it move me? Yes! My fist pumped the air (in an office, with colleagues around). The first track, “Exousia”, is a strong opener and had me craving more. The crisp machine gun kick in “Fire” didn’t disappoint, and the guitars in “Legion” provided an all-round satisfying chug.