Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig.
This week, we dig into a band from Cincinnati, Ohio dubbed Allies Aside. When it comes to bands of the metalcore/post-hardcore subgenre, it can be easy to get stuck on generic riffs that make some indistinguishable from one another. While Allies Aside are definitely grounded in the metalcore/post-hardcore sound, their chops appear to have a bit more of an edge. Case in point, the opening riff for the song above, “The Sins of Our Fathers,” is a flurry of notes with a djenty feel to them that is more likely to hold your attention than a band that plays just an open E for five minutes straight. What’s more, the band finds a good balance between the growling vocals and cleans with the double attack of frontman Patrick Seta and guitarist/vocalist Radelle Baldwin. The scene might be rife with generic bands, but Allies Aside manages to sidestep such a label.