A Fitting Revenge is a promising progressive metal/deathcore band I discovered two months ago with this dynamic song, The Kingmachine, released as a single in 2020. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, A Fitting Revenge has started their careers with a long-play album called; Tempus Fugit (2017). Since then, the band released three more singles; The Inquisition (2020), The Kingmachine (2017), and The Infinite (2020). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
The Kingmachine is a very successful piece of work with tons of creative, progressive elements and a modern approach in the making. I have decided to call them “progressive band” rather than metalcore or deathcore in the first place because of the diversity in their understanding. Although they have similarities with the other thousands of metalcore/deathcore bands out there, their music’s melodic foundations made this song much more meaningful for me. It is more like putting together a song with progressive elements in a modern metalcore style. And I see potential in them, that is true.
The story begins with the necessary excitement and never drops until the end. I personally loved the dynamics in this song more than anything else. The composition has a beautiful balance, not too complicated or simple. The general understanding here is rather usual; aggressive and attack verse sections, then melodic choruses. However, the instrumentation is rich, and I never felt like listening to just a djent band. It is much more than that.
Furthermore, the overall atmosphere is dark and moody. The song immediately pulls the listener into its world and leaves its mark in memories. From time to time, I heard some John Petrucci/Dream Theater influences in their instrumentation, especially in the guitar parts. Briefly, as a band who makes music only for three years, this is a very successful work, just like I said earlier. They have the right foundations in their music, and I am sure they will only improve in time.