altered perceptions
Modern-metal upstarts, Altered Perceptions, upcoming full-length album, From Rise to Ruins, will rip your face off and then some. As an added bonus, included in this release are some punishing guest vocals from Alex Koehler of Chelsea Grin. It’s impossible not to imagine that this release will propel Altered Perceptions to the forefront of the genre. If you are a fan of bands like Whitechapel and Chelsea Grin, then you are sure to like this newly signed band from Artery Recordings.

The album opens with the song Rise and finishes with the song Ruin (see what they did there?). Rise sets the tone for the brutality and musicianship of the album, and Ruin, featuring Alex Koehler, reminds the listener that there is no mercy when it comes to brutal, modern metal. The entire release features elements of deathcore, djent, and downtempo—never letting up in its bone-jarring attack on your senses. Other standout songs of note are Sacrifice and Equalize, which will almost surely be live crowd favorites. I, for one, can’t wait.

Altered Perception has two other releases, their 2013 debut album, Void, and the band’s 2014 EP, Transcend/Revert, which set them apart as one of the most promising new bands of modern metal. The band has toured with Northlane, Rings of Saturn, and The Acacia Strain. From Rise to Ruins is set to release on October 28, 2017. If you are a fan of the genre, it is a must have.