Life's December are a band from Switzerland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a down tempo form of deathcore and this is a review of their 2016 album "Fatigue" which will be released in October by Dark Wings.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album along with some distorted spoken word parts and clean playing while black metal screams can also be heard briefly before adding in death metal growls and djent elements and there is also a small amount of whispers and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
Melody and death metal elements can be heard in the music at times while the vocals bring in more of a growling hardcore approach and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very technical fashion and clean guitars can also be heard at times and there is also a brief use of pig squeals and as the album progresses synths can also be heard in some of the songs while a later track introduces female vocals onto the recording and the last song is very long and epic in length.
On this recording Life's December get more diverse while also sticking to the down tempo style of deathcore and djent from previous releases but also adding in some death and black metal elements and technical playing to take their style to another level, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover angry and real life themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Life's December and if you are a fan of djent and deathcore, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Second Life" "Worthlesser" "Construct" and "Sleepless". 8 out of 10.