Detachment is a promising progressive deathcore/metalcore/punkcore band I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about 3 months ago with three songs off from their monstrous album; Gaslight, which was released in 2020. The band is officially making releases since 2018. They have started their careers with two single releases; Million Eyes in 2018 and Counter Charisma in 2019. Gaslight is their first EP album with 7 songs. Although deathcore and metalcore music is super trendy lately, most of these bands are unable to make any difference with their understanding of music. They are stuck with the same kind of ideas, structures, and instrumentations most of the time. Detachment in this way is a unique band that has a very special blend of different music styles, especially on this album. Please give it a listen while reading the rest of the article.
First of all, I’d like to say that Gaslight is an exceptional album. This is one of the most aggressive records I have listened to in this genre for a long long time. When I take a closer look at their songwritings, one thing’s for clear, Detachment is not following any other metalcore/deathcore bands’ path in any way. Honestly, I am not sure how to define their music style just because I don’t want to put any limitation on it. It is not deathcore, metalcore, punk, progressive rock, grunge, or any other traditional style.
The songs are generally short, creating complexity with the dynamics between all instruments along with the vocal lines, and focusing mostly on the overall energy flow. This is one of the solid characteristics of their music. None of these songs were too melodic, mainstream, or easy listening than any other. I can’t say this was my favorite song, yet I greatly enjoyed listening to all of them for sure. They all have something in common, as well as differences at the same time. There are so many things I can count which were very impressive to me actually, yet if I must pick out of all, I’d probably say their irresistible energy. They are quite superb and exceptional in this way. For instance, you can have badass energy while you’re playing live as a band, but it doesn’t mean that you can also write the proper music with a character in it. When you listen to Gaslight carefully, it is like the combination of Pantera’s musical attitude, Slayer’s monstrous riffage, and Mastodon’s progressivity. On the other hand, the instrumentation is intelligently handled. Unlike any other boring stuff metalcore/deathcore bands usually play, these gentlemen are most of the time playing rich riffs and partitions that nobody would expect to hear. And one more crucial thing, none of these songs are based on guitar lines only, which is quite unique as well. Like I have mentioned above, their progressive side is always there and keeping everything super fresh all along the way.
Although I don’t have much knowledge about the band, I can sense that they are pretty young. As I always do, I listened to the full album a few times before writing my article. This level of creativity is something we don’t usually expect to hear from new bands such as Detachment. I might sound like repeating myself here but they really have promising foundations in their music style that can lead the way for them to the possible top level in the professional music industry. Gaslight is a bulletproof album with everything about it. Hands down. I believe, they can be the next big thing in the metal scene if only they can make a big impact with their live performances just like Metallica did many years ago.