Septa is a Ukraninan band who have elements of alternative rock, post rock, mathcore/hardcore and electronic music. Sometimes the styles mix within a single track but sometimes there are tracks that focus on a single part of their sound. I, Havoc, for example, is a beautiful electronic track while quite a few of the others are pretty aggressive while still retaining the melodic aspect. Destroyer is their newest album but they've released one full length before and a couple of singles/EP's with remixes all of which are free/name your price on Bandcamp. I'm really excited to see where they take their sound in the future as I feel they still have some room for improvement regarding album flow and such. If they were to make some sort of concept album where every element would get a specific role and purpose I think they could become something amazing but they're already great so give them a chance, the only thing you've got to lose is a little time.
"You're selling your soul to a country that hates you
Unless you're straight white and rich
can I get an amen?"
That whole song sounds very influenced by Every Time I Die but overall the influences are all over the place. Mathcore, post-hardcore (some of the vocals remind me of Glassjaw) and hardcore.
Like Septa, again, they piqued my interest quite quickly with great riffs and some real vocal character which, as has been well documented, is something I'm quite fond of. So overall a highly recommended EP and I'm quite excited to hear what comes next from this American mathcore hybrid.
First up is Brunettes' self titled EP. The feel of it is kinda old-school but not to the point of Orchid old-school, more like early 2000s. Some metalcore riffs, some hardcore riffs all with screamotional (patent pending) vocals on top. It's pretty straight forward but if you like the genre it's well worth checking out. I personally enjoy it although I can't say I love it but I imagine there's at least someone reading who will eat this up.