Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Band a Day...Amplexus

I normally don't post metal bands, but for this entry and others later this week, I plan on making an exception. This next band from Kent, Ohio has a sound that mixes three of my favorite bands together.

Amplexus is:
Mahlon Rhodes (Vocals)
Cory Kobrinski (Guitar/Vocals)
Billy Liber (Guitar/Vocals)
Curtis von Tacky (Keys/Programming)
Chris Yannon (Bass/Vocals)
Chris McClennon (Drums)

The band has a wide range of influences and you can hear a few of them in their music. Bands they're often compared to are Killswitch Engage, Thrice, and The Receiving End of Sirens.

The brutality of Killswitch's guitars, meets the musical dexterity of Thrice, meets the poetic language of The Receiving End of Sirens.

Not exactly easy to do, but they somehow pull it off. Sometimes all in the same song.

Here's a video of Canaries in a Coalmine and the acoustic version of said song.

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