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Brighton, England, United Kingdom | SELF

Brighton, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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"Fathoms - XIV E.P Review"

We aren’t biased to Brighton. Honest! Our second review is for the debut release ‘XIV’ from Brighton based metalcore band Fathoms. The E.P is released on 7th April at the bands launch show with local melodic hardcore/metal heroes ‘The Divided’ but we’ve managed to get a sneak peek!

These guys have only been a band since the latter part of 2010 and have an average age of only 18 years old and it really DOESN’T show. Their debut E.P is both well written and well performed. This coupled with the excellent production from Stu McKay (ex-Eternal Lord) and strong mastering from Alan Douches (Mastadon, Converge) makes for a very listenable debut release which will take these guys forward very well.

The band’s sound is reminiscent of a mix between Parkway Drive, Emmure and bands such as The Ghost Inside. It’s a heavy release from a band with strong musicianship and clearly a knack for writing good metal/hardcore. Listening to the E.P and considering the bands age and time together I can see bright things in their future. The real key for the band at this stage is to really hit the promotion hard and play shows in as many locations as possible. With such a strong debut under their belt I can see these guys doing well.

The E.P itself is a pounding relentless attack of passionate metal/hardcore with a mix of melody and technical elements complementing each other well. The beatdowns are heavy, two step riffs are, well, two steppy and the melodic bits are catchy and memorable.

I’m struggling to criticise the release. Not that it’s a bad thing. If the band were all half a decade older and had been a band longer I might be pushing the maturity factor. However given the achievement to produce a solid E.P after such a short time I highly rate this. The band have also clearly spent some money on getting this together, the artwork (Tom Frankham) is great too and suits the band’s style. Considering quality I’d say they will have no trouble making their money band on this despite the incredibly low price of £2! Personally I’d pay £5 easily but the band will benefit from selling at a low cost as at this stage it really is about getting out there and promoting themselves.

Four Stars

You can check out a preview of one of the tracks from ‘XIV’ entitled ‘Well You Wouldn’t Want a Warm Beer, Would You?’ on their Facebook band page – www.facebook.com/fathomsuk - Birtish Metal & Hardcore


The Hard Goodbye

Chief Martin Brody
Concrete Boots
Poker With Gambit
Well you Wouldn't Want A Warm Beer, Would You?

Single (Cover) -
All The Things She Said (Tatu Cover)



Fathoms are a few friends who formed a band in early september of 2010. After a few line-up changes they are stronger than ever and have recently recorded their debut EP at Studio 6 (Eternal Lord, Azriel, Dreaming In Oceans) in Swindon, with Stu Mckay (Ex-Eternal Lord). They mix passionate melodic riffs with aggressive hardcore breakdowns and technical elements, from a wide range of influences..

2011 is going to be a big year for Fathoms, after the release of their EP "XIV" they are playing as many shows as they can and are touring in the summer.

Stu McKay - "If you don't get a mosh to this, Ill eat my fucking hat"

British Metal/Hardcore - "With such a strong debut under their belt I can see these guys doing extremely well"