INKED IN BLOOD
LAY WASTE THE POETS
Portland, OR residents Inked in Blood’s debut full-length will have metalcore fans frothing at the mouth, as this quintet succinctly combine the wares of Zao, Killswitch Engage, Darkest Hour, and As I Lay Dying into 12 well-crafted songs. Bursting with emotion and chock full of masterful lyrics, these guys have been heralded as the next big thing, and with good reason. Despite playing within a saturated genre, LAY WASTE THE POETS has surpassed the rest of the bands by laying down some beautifully mapped out, poignant heavy music emblazoned with intelligence and fervor.