Track Review: Eyes of the Martyr – Incubus Breach

Posted: August 25, 2014 in ALERT: Awesome new music, Demo Review
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Since I posted yesterday’s piece on Indian metal bands, I’ve received quite a good amount of feedback from that country and some of its metallers. I was requested to listen to this track from Eyes of the Martyr, entitled ‘Incubus Breach’. A task with which I am happy to help out, as not only do I love finding new music from the furthest reaches of the planet, but I like to think I can help out bands with finding new listeners whenever possible.

‘Incubus Breach’ starts with some clean, picked guitar that is very reminiscient of ‘Wherever I May Roam’ Metallica, or some of Opeth’s more delicate work. It then kicks into some brutal, Lamb of God worship, with a hammering groove metal riff that batters its way into your skull with all the subtlety of a bulldozer. They combine some chugging deathcore riffs with some off-kilter thrashing to create an interestingly unique style. Vocalist Amir Hasmi is a dead ringer for LOG’s Randy Blythe, which suits the style well.

Eyes of the Martyr have something here. They stand out from the cookie cutter groove metal clones out there with their odd time signatures and their head caving riffing. Metal like this needs to be kept interesting over a longer period to remain relevant, and if Eyes of the Martyr can maintain this style and quality over a few more songs, I’d be very interested in hearing more. Let’s have it!

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  1. pallavi says:

    nice song……..by these guys

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