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JFAC's "Sun Eater"

On 3/19/2015 at 7:32 PM, BlutAusNerd said:

They're pretty much deathcore with some technical death metal influences.

They became less deathcore with each new album release in my opinion. JFAC is one of my favorite bands of all time, and it's one of the bands that really got me deeper into metal. I remember the first time I heard Genesis I was like "WTF I didn't even know music like this existed!"

Sun Eater is one of my two favorite albums by JFAC alongside Genesis. I think it's fantastic, and not like anything else they've done really. As far as Sun Eater being "deahcore" I don't know man it feels more tech death or maybe just tech metal. Everyone always bitches about deathcore, yet everyone seems to think the deathcore sub-genre is something different. I think most deathcore haters are people who are metal purists and don't like that something different is being done now days. Am I defending deathcore? Not exactly, I think a lot of the bands some people bring up when complaining about deathcore are pretty fucking awful, but what I am saying is I don't hate it. 

I really wish JFAC would tour again soon. They are really good live, and I haven't seen them since 2012. I would really love to see some of Sun Eater's songs played live. Particularly Sun of Nihility and Eating the Visions of God.  

Also met Jonny Davy, the bands vocalist, at the Metal Alliance Tour in 2012 and talked to him for a while, and he is a really smart and nice dude! 

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On 8/11/2017 at 2:22 AM, PvtHudson206 said:

They became less deathcore with each new album release in my opinion. JFAC is one of my favorite bands of all time, and it's one of the bands that really got me deeper into metal. I remember the first time I heard Genesis I was like "WTF I didn't even know music like this existed!"

Sun Eater is one of my two favorite albums by JFAC alongside Genesis. I think it's fantastic, and not like anything else they've done really. As far as Sun Eater being "deahcore" I don't know man it feels more tech death or maybe just tech metal. Everyone always bitches about deathcore, yet everyone seems to think the deathcore sub-genre is something different. I think most deathcore haters are people who are metal purists and don't like that something different is being done now days. Am I defending deathcore? Not exactly, I think a lot of the bands some people bring up when complaining about deathcore are pretty fucking awful, but what I am saying is I don't hate it. 

I really wish JFAC would tour again soon. They are really good live, and I haven't seen them since 2012. I would really love to see some of Sun Eater's songs played live. Particularly Sun of Nihility and Eating the Visions of God.  

Also met Jonny Davy, the bands vocalist, at the Metal Alliance Tour in 2012 and talked to him for a while, and he is a really smart and nice dude! 

Sure, they've become more death metal on the surface, but it feels hollow and empty, like a square peg trying to fit in a round hole. Some deathcore elements still linger, and it seems like they never should have left that sound. I don't like it, but while they were deathcore, their music felt more honest and less forced. 

As far as deathcore in general goes, I don't think it has anything to do with rejecting something "new and different", it is usually shunned because it perverts the most bland and banal elements of modern death metal by dumbing it down and mixing it with melodic metalcore (mallcore), which many metal fans don't enjoy. 

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