Belgium metalcore bringers Concealed Reality having been turning heads with their EP called “Synapses” bringing energy, aggression and intensity to their music. Their EP consist of six tracks that get better with each song and will completely blow you away. The savagery of their songs intertwined with technical precision and execution of a style which is definitely their own and a fresh sound to a saturated genre, that at times doesn’t have anything new to offer from up and coming bands. This is where Concealed Reality differ from most and bring all the best elements of the genre full force whilst remaining original and giving listeners plenty to chew on that they will enjoy.
These guys unleash right from the get go, with the opening track “Abiogenesis” tearing down your ear canals with their mind crushing riffs that sound monstrously huge. Straight away you can hear that these guys bring heaviness and ferocity to each their songs. The vocal dominance of James K Barbosa shines throughout, we particularly like his deliverance and vocal style that cuts through with each emotionally charged lyric. Also, it’s great to hear him staying true to his hometown accent during the talking parts on the EP and not trying to put on an American or English which you find many other bands doing from mainland Europe.
Tracks such as “Oblivion” show off the impressive guitar work on this EP which is outstanding. With each riff well thought out and placed for the most impact possible, accompanied by the drums and bass that bring home the low-end power that hits you right in the chest with its delivery. The production on the album is also great, capturing the essence and feel throughout.
Our favourite track off the EP is “Hakai” which has accompanying music video. The groove is downright menacing and will have any metal head wishing they had long hair to whip around in slow motion like they are in a L’Oréal advert to this track. The breakdowns will leave you with a jaw dropping expression every time and are nothing short of excellent. That catchy yet aggressive style comes through on this track particularly, which certainly caught our attention.
We look forward to hearing more from these guys in the future and highly recommend you check out their EP which is available on their Bandcamp, iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.
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Hailing from Brussels Concealed Reality hold nothing back and are relentless in their approach to metalcore bringing something different that will capture your attention