Oct 192011

(Here’s a shout-out from TheMadIsraeli for a Tennessee band called Controlling Evolution.)

I usually do not, and in fact generally will not, write about local acts where I live.  For the most part, they fucking suck, are generic, or are generic and fucking suck.  With that said, I’ve got an in-state band worth pitching to you that deserves a chance.

After the jump is the Bandcamp player for some friends of mine, Controlling Evolution, that is streaming their free first album, In the Wake of Leviathan’s Campaign.  You can visit Bandcamp (here) and download it if you like what you hear, which I’m high recommending you do.  Playing a brand of technical, progressive, and dizzying metalcore with heavy jazz influences, these guys are set to take the metal scene by storm.  They are currently recording a new EP, and from what I’ve heard, it will make this first album look like child’s play.  Considering how badass this debut is, that almost scares me. (music after the jump . . .) Continue reading »