"Blending hip hop with metal music has always been forbidden ground and has been questioned by fans on both sides of the spectrum for many years. Going all the way back to the late eighties to one of the most infamous collaborations in rap metal history, we had Public Enemy featuring Anthrax. The electric chaos mixed with the hip hop style flow and lyrics made for a very energetic diversion. Bands like the almighty Rage Against The Machine proved that you could blend groovy riffs with gritty rhymes, paving the way for more modern acts such as Hacktivist, to gain widespread attention and continue to morph the genre into what it is today.
Fox Lake, Illinois natives, A Dying Ultimatum, will be releasing their first full length album Oceanic Death Cloud on June 18th and to be clear this is one band that is not afraid to take risks and own up to the afore mentioned genre. The debut album is a melting pot of sounds, combining nifty breakdowns and elaborate poetry. Comprised of three separate vocalists, A Dying Ultimatum offer a variety of different singing styles. Sli V Hazie serves up intricate metaphors with a one two punch delivery while fiendish screams and catching choruses add layers to this bands unique foundation.
The ingredients included in this melting pot are not only the heavy hitting tracks such as, “No More,” “My Dirge,” and “Sup Numb,” but also some very interesting cover tunes. Songs like “Uptown Funk” and “All I Do Is Win,” are revamped and given a fresh metal makeover.
Oceanic Death Cloud is a reminder to us as listeners to keep an open mind and see the music from multiple perspectives. Make sure to keep an eye out for Oceanic Death Cloud being released on June 18th, enjoy!"
For Fans of: Emmure, P.O.D, Reflections, (hed) p.e.
- Sean McLennan
A Dying Ultimatum is:
Chris Heartless-Clean Vocals
Professor H3ritic - Guitar
Sli V Hazie-Vocals/Crowd Control
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