Avaunt is another promising progressive metalcore band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about a month ago with this song; T.O.R.N., off from their latest single with the same title, which was released in 2019. The band has a delicious blend of different music styles. When you listen to it carefully you’ll hear influences from the 90’s heavy metal (bands like Blind Guardian), 00’s metal (bands like Staind), modern metalcore (Killswitch Engage) and some other atmospheric music bands (Riverside). The band has only 3 single releases so far and managed to get quite impressive streams on Spotify already. Well, let’s have a closer look!
T.O.R.N. is a successful piece of work where the band shows potential with their combinations, feeling, energy, atmosphere, and ideas. First of all, I can see that they have a different approach to nowadays “metalcore” which I am so fuckin’ happy to hear. This small detail separates them from a planet full of other metalcore/deathcore bands. As I have mentioned in some of my previous articles, metalcore is the most trendy metal music style lately. Hands down, facts are facts. But the problem is that %99 of metalcore bands are copying everything about each other’s music and this is boring as hell. Sorry guys but I have zero tolerance for that music. In this matter. T.O.R.N. is making a difference with its different perspective.
On the other hand, the band has focused more on the general atmosphere and energy than the technical side of it. The general vibe is usually dark yet the energy flows perfectly until the end. Unlike classic metalcore music style, their mix of the 90s metal and 00’s djent influences has provided them a new path where they can create their own authentic music style in time. This, my friends, what I call potential. And I respect them for this. They might not have written the most impressive metal song ever, but they have a character in their sound that they can work on. And believe me, you don’t see this happening every day.