Perhaps that needs an explanation. To be honest, I'm not a fan of hardcore and metalcore. In fact, none of our currently active writers are, which leaves me with the task to review the cds that come in. Yet, that often pleasantly surprises me. I often find this particular scene quite narrow and one-sided but once in awhile a band appears and shatters that prejudice. You guessed it, Everything Behind is such a band. They evolved, crossed the borders between hardcore, metal and electronics and come out with a pretty damn good album.
Don't get me wrong, there are still some fierce riffs, tormenting screams and skull piercing drums to be found but the whole comes with so much variation, so many surprising hooks and edges that it's pretty irresistible. I often found myself screaming along with songs like 'Hopes Run Away' or the brilliant closer 'Man From Elsewhere'. I enjoy the influences from the post-metal scene and I enjoy the pretty dubsteppy touches here and there.
Nah, as far as I'm concerned, this is one of the best things in today's 'core' scene. It's a dynamic, versatile and energetic blend of heavy styles that will make a lot of faces turn into Everything Behind's direction. Screams alternate with melodic vocals, immersive passages alternate with axe-smashing riffing and the drummer, well, he just wants to beat you to death I think. All in good fun of course.