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Ep Review : Recall The Remains – Dead Dreams

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Combining both metalcore and deathcore to create an edge on modern metal, Recall The Remains is preparing us for their upcoming E.P ‘Dead Dreams’ due for release on 05/03/2021.

Coming from Telford, Shropshire in 2017, Recall The Remains are Jacob Collins on vocals, Jordan Barnes on vocals/bass, Elliot Rowe on guitars, Zach Bowden on guitars/vocals and Anthony Morris on drums.

Their influences come from bands like Trivium, Whitechapel and Bleed From Within. They have also acquired some respectable achievements to date, like playing HRH Metal Festival, Derby Alt Fest and supporting the mighty Decapitated at Mammothfest.

Darker Path’ was the first snippet to be released from the E.P alongside a video in December 2020, the vibe they’ve created here carries steadily throughout the rest of the E.P.

These fellas are known for their riffs and they hurl you straight into a meaty repetitive one, almost nearly instantly.

The vocals come at you confidently and fiercely, soon to be greeted with some clean ones, which remind me of the legendary James Hetfield.

Deadlines’ follows after ‘Darker Path’ and there are some filthy dirty drop downs that have my undivided attention.

As the E.P continues to play, there is no denying that Recall The Remains do bring a tonne of energy and each vocalist brings something different. On one hand you have some real deathly vocals, then on the other, there are some high stretched ones commencing full on attack, in your face mate!

There’s definitely a thrash feel when track ‘The Night Will Bleed’ plays and I am torn between this and ‘Our Hell’ which closes the E.P. They nail the sub genres in the closing track and the vocals just seem to fit in their slots, the clean singing can become a bit overbearing at times but the balance is just right here.

Their first single released was ‘The Will Of Your God’s in 2017 and it’s pretty remarkable how much they have grown and come on, in only a few years. They have created their own unique sound and built upon that, rather than adding too many layers in too many sections and it all over spilling.

Throughout Dead Dreams there is a mix of everything, captivating guitar solos, well balanced drums that are directly aligned with a low chunky bass, there’s some clean singing, some guttural vocals and even some disc scratching!

It’s not too overwhelming, not overly complicated either and it runs coherent with their previous releases, ‘Dead Dreams’ deserves respect and I can not wait to see what they bring to the table next.

Review by Tammy Lomax for MPM

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