[OVERSEAS FEATURES] Part 2.4 – Metalcore Rising Stars // We Came As Romans, Bring Me The Horizon

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Overseas Features Part 2.4 – Metalcore Rising Stars 
<海外報導特集> 2.4章:Metalcore 的明日之星

We Came As Roman + Bring Me The Horizon

Metalcore (and its sub-genres) has been going strong in recent years. It’s almost impossible to avoid seeing core bands, especially during the summer festival season, regardless what the festivals’ natures are. The flexibility of this genre gives new life to itself time after time; you can mix it with death metal, hardcore, emo, pop even electronica. It’s also the reason why it hasn’t died out after roughly 10 to 15 years’ time. In this year’s Overseas Features, we have visited two up-and-coming metalcore bands, they are We Came As Romans from the US and Bring Me The Horizon from the UK.

Metalcore (及其演化類型) 流行程度持續上升,尤其在夏季各大音樂節,不管活動本身所屬什麼類型,Metalcore 都是無處不在。這一流派的靈活性令它可不斷賦予自己新生命;既可以與死亡金屬混合,又可加入硬核、Emo等元素,甚至連流行電子樂也可作 crossover。這也是為什麼它在十、十五年時間內也不被淘汰的原因。在今年的 <海外特集>,我們特意觀賞了兩個炙手可熱的 Metalcore 樂隊。他們就是來自美國的 We Came As Roams 和來自英國的 Bring Me The Horizon

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Photo Recap 現場相片 – Part 2.4: Metalcore Rising Stars

Part 2.1: Emo Comeback // 第2.1章: Emo 回歸
Part 2.2: Real Punk // 第2.2章: 真正朋克

Part 2.3: Immortal Metal // 第2.3章:不朽金屬
Part 2.4: Metalcore Rising Stars // 第2.4章:Metalcore 的明日之星
Part 2.5 – Legendary Rappers & Newborn Wavers // 第2.5章:傳奇rappers與新生wavers
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Not sure if it’s just me or everybody else feels the same, We Came As Romans always give this sunny side brightness no matter how depress the topic they are singing about. Within the pool of metalcore, the band tend to lean towards the melodic side than the aggressive side. The electronic twist also transforms the beat, especially in live, into danceable tunes for you to mosh / dance along. Due to the unfortunate heavy rain, the soft lawn becomes muddy trap where you can hardly jump with the band. Thus WCAR have to put extra effort motivating their fans. Having said that, it’s apparently not a difficult job for these energetic boys to give out the energy demanded. Vocalist Kyle Pavone is still the most popular one in the sextet. His hipster outfits match perfectly with the band’s trendy electronic sound.

不知道這只是小編個人觀感與否,好像無論 We Came As Romans 唱著的話題是多麼沉重,他們總是帶出陽光男孩的感覺。在 Metalcore 的分叉線上,WCAR 一直則重旋律多於重型侵略性方向。變奏了的電子節拍使歌曲成為另類舞曲,尤其在現場演出,那使您很想手舞足蹈跟隨 mosh pit。雖然很不幸遇上大雨,柔軟草坪變成泥濘陷阱,樂迷很難跟隨樂團跳動,We Came As Romans 的成員仍歇盡所能激勵樂迷,希望大家不會受惡劣天氣影響。當然,充滿活力的他們仍能以笑容完成演出。身穿潮人服飾的主唱 Kyle Pavone 仍然是六人中最受歡迎的成員,其打扮與樂團的流行路線十分合襯。

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Few British rockers can make their way to the States. But looks like Bring Me The Horizon is one of the successful case. Having signed to RCA and Epitaph Records (for US distribution), you know they have the potential to be the spokesmen of this generation. No matter if you agree or not, the teenagers do feel related to the stories in the songs. The giant projection screen definitely helps to convey their vision of unleashing the dark, cosmic mystery. Superimposition of fire, space, monument and gothic architecture images with the band is extremely stunning to watch in live, especially under the star light in the wild. Fans’ favorite member, tattooed frontman Oli Sykes, still catches most of the attention. If you dig metalcore music and Sykes, Don’t miss Bring Me The Horizon’s concert in Hong Kong on 21 November.

很少英國樂隊可以越洋打入美國市場,但看來 Bring Me The Horizon 是其中一個成功的例子。單憑他們手上與 RCA Epitaph 唱片公司 (作美國獨家經銷) 的合約,你就知道 BMTH 有潛質成為這一代年青人的代言人。不管你同意與否,少年樂迷確實能在他們的歌曲中找到同感。樂團借助巨大的投影屏幕傳達他們釋放宇宙和末世潛藏力量的概念。火炙、太空、遺跡和哥德式建築圖像與各成員互相重疊,尤其在互外的星空下,看起上來非常振撼。樂團的「風頭躉」紋身主唱  Oli Sykes 舉手投足都能抓住觀眾的眼光。如果你喜愛 Metalcore Oli,千萬不要錯過 Bring Me The Horizon 1121日在香港的演唱會啊。

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Photo Recap 現場相片 – Part 2.4: Metalcore Rising Stars

Part 2.1: Emo Comeback // 第2.1章: Emo 回歸
Part 2.2: Real Punk // 第2.2章: 真正朋克

Part 2.3: Immortal Metal // 第2.3章:不朽金屬
Part 2.4: Metalcore Rising Stars // 第2.4章:Metalcore 的明日之星
Part 2.5 – Legendary Rappers & Newborn Wavers // 第2.5章:傳奇rappers與新生wavers
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