Tuesday, 19 June 2018

ZVLETA

BandZVLETA
GenresPunk / Metallic Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Screamo / Skramz / Mathcore
Related artists?.
CountryPueblo MEXICO
Years Active2017-present
Song: "Altar"
Album: "Melancolía"
Year: 2018
For fans ofJoliette, The Bled, Lyed, Left Astray, (early) This Day Forward, Converge, Envy, Belladone, Folly and Versus The Mirror aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Emocat Records
This post's artist is from the May 2018 Mix. This is track #4.
You can download: the June 2018 Mix#6 right here or get the new July 2018 Mix#7 here.

With the release of 'Melancolía' by Mexico's two-piece ZVLETA came a submission that I checked out and was immediately impressed by, as their debut 7-song EP (released on tape from Vancouver's own Emocat Records) is pretty goddamned sweet. Their Joliette influence is worn on their sleeve, but the band opts for the heavier, sludgier and darker elements and somehow do so with only a drummer and guitarist/vocalist.

Their EP opens with "Ciudad asesina", a certified banger. This thing is larger in scale and incorporates more post-hardcore elements than most tracks on the release. "Vagaundo" follows and is less than half of the length, 1:54 in this instance. It blazes through with some ridiculous drumming and brings The Bled to mind. "Altar" is another short song which builds a subdued intro that erupts at 30 seconds and inserts a killer metal riff at 1:17. "Despertar" begins like it's gonna be chill, but instead it balances the perfect amount of melody with aggression, making it one of the highlights and reminding me of early This Day Forward. "Concreto" probably takes the cake as my favourite ZVLETA song thus far as it absolutely crushes and collapses under its own metalcore weight after just 1:27, sounding very much like a mixture of The Bled and Joliette. "Blvrd" boasts some nicely layered singing amidst the bellowing screams and closer "Silencio" sums up the album perfectly, making the 18-minute record not too long or too short.

I know the band has some songs that'll likely be recorded soon and hopefully see the light of day in late 2018 or early 2019, but I'd wager on the former.

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DISCOGRAPHY

2017 - ZVLETA & OVEJA PROJECT digital single (stream/donate/download here)

2018 - Melancolía cassetteEP (stream/donate/download/buy tape here)

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(2018) ZVLETA - "Concreto" (from 'Melancolía')

(2018) ZVLETA - "Altar" (from 'Melancolía')

(2018) ZVLETA - "Despertar" (from 'Melancolía') live video

(2018) ZVLETA & OVEJA PROJECT - "The Other Day" official music video

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ZVLETA additional links


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