Last week, Aussie metalcore outfit Cloak & Dagger released “Ruin”, their latest single from their soon-to-be-released Balance EP. “Ruin” is scratching, dissonant metallic punishment. Check it out below.
The first song to be released from this EP is the title track, which came out around two months ago. Already, “Balance” and “Ruin” exhibit a production quality far superior to their Divination EP, which came out almost/over two years ago on June 17, 2014. This can be viewed and purchased at their Bandcamp. A video for “Balance” is viewable below.
The one quality they’ve consistently had is that they’ve aimed to add a pinch of brooding heaviness to a satisfyingly technical metalcore recipe. This band, which consists of Jordan Phoebe on vocals, Oli Royer and Will Potter on guitar and clean vocals, Alex Dragicevich on bass, and Nathaniel Jackson on drums, set out to prove themselves a few years back and are now taking the scene by storm.
Australians have a knack for creating diverse, interesting metal acts such as Hands Like Houses, Thy Art Is Murder, and Parkway Drive, amongst others. Cloak & Dagger manages to make itself stand out enough from the pack to be worth following.
Though the band has not yet announced a release date for their next EP, those of you who are interested can follow them on social media and keep your eyes peeled for when this project inevitably drops without warning! As always, stay tuned for more metalcore awesomeness!