So I am good friends with this band, but the success of this album is absolutely mindblowing. They were at #2 on the iTunes metal charts, they are at #8 right now.
This band has a very unique appeal. Think about all the things you like about death metal; intense drums, fast and brutal rhythms. Think about all the things you hate about death metal; total lack of melodic movement, total lack of dynamics.
Allegaeon has fixed it. Check this stuff out:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZr80y0_e_w]Allegaeon -Twelve (2012) with lyrics - YouTube[/VIDEO]
You will also hear Greg's classical degree doin' some work at the end.
Why Metalblade doesn't promote these guys or even support them for a tour is beyond me. They are crushing it.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efgX5UQe0Bk&feature=relmfu]Allegaeon - Iconic Images (New Song 2012) [HQ] - YouTube[/VIDEO]
Been a fan of Allegaeon for a while now. Really impressed with the new stuff, as well. Playing sounds top notch, which is no surprise.