Tuesday’s Top Tasty Tracks


Some incredible music dropped this week.

Luxuria – Afterparty

Andrew Dijorio’s (Stray From The Path) pop-punk side project called Afterparty have released their second album, and the novelty has not worn off. Drew has a gift for melody lines, which is ironic because he’s best known for screaming with no melody in sight. However, Afterparty, which features ex-members of Stray From The Path and This Is Hell, is far more emo than it is politically charged hardcore punk. Singing about breakups and relationship problems, Drew shows off a different side, and the musicians with him. The chorus is reminiscent of Man Overboard, another Northeast pop-punk band, and shows off an ability to write a hook many bands only dream about. Aided by beautiful visuals, this is a side project done right.

Genre: Pop-Punk

RIYL: Cute Is What We Aim For, Man Overboard, The Academy Is…


The Wretched and Godless – Impending Doom

After nearly five years away, Impending Doom are finally back with a brutal single, stepping right back in with a single akin to The Acacia Strain. Heavy, punishing guitars burst through the ominous intro, proving the band don’t have any rust to shake off as they pick up right where they left off. Though the song is far too short, it leaves listeners anticipating what comes next. Filled with some nice riffs, guttural screams and blast beats galore, this titan of the genre is back to reclaim their crown. Watch out.

Genre: Deathcore

RIYL: The Acacia Strain, Fit For An Autopsy, Thy Art Is Murder


Trauma Bond – This Curse

After a name change and a bit of redefining in sound, This Curse show off their polished sound in their new single “Trauma Bond,” with vocals immediately calling to mind Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker. With a great blend of singing and screaming, This Curse push forward a catchy brand of metalcore. What really stands out for this band is the inventive breakdown, altering tempos and really drawing the listener in. While the name change means they’re starting over, this song, along with a previous single called “Quicksand” are a great base to launch the band, and there’s no question that they have talent. Don’t sleep on this one.

Genre: Metalcore

RIYL: Dayseeker, Phinehas, blessthefall


Red Clouds – The Word Alive

The Word Alive are back, their first offering since everyone’s favourite drummer Luke Holland parted ways. And while it’s sad to see him go, there’s no question that TWA will continue on just as before. As many have mentioned in the comments and on twitter, I agree that the clean vocals sound a little…uninspired. However, that’s made up for by Telle’s screams, and how heavy this song gets. They take some inspiration from bands like Periphery in some moments here, and it shows how much the band has grown and how much they’re stretching their wings. Keeping in mind that this is a lead single, meaning it’s more “crowdpleaser” than experiment makes me anticipate what deep cuts this album will feature. When this song kicks in, it goes hard, and it sounds like they either have a guest vocalist or someone else is stepping up on the screams as well, and either way I like the dynamic it brings to this song. I’m intrigued for their next album, and it’s always a good day when there’s new TWA.

Genre: Post-Hardcore

RIYL: Like Moths To Flames, Memphis May Fire, Fit For A King


As always, you can listen to all of the TetraT songs at this playlist here: