Glaciers: Melodic Hardcore in the Chicagoland area at its finest.
Do good things ever come out of Northwest Illinois/Chicago anymore? Many of us here are worn down by a continued bombardment of things such as high taxes, fleeing businesses, corrupt politicians, insane regulations, and expensive permits needed to change a piece of your toilet or even build a doghouse! (Yea, you need a 70$ permit to build a doghouse here. I’m not joking unfortunately.)
Well, some thing good and refreshing has just came roaring out of nowhere into the metal scene here. Glaciers, a band that has seemingly come out of nowhere possesses some serious musical talent and potential that will shock those of us in the area. I really didn’t think that there was anything this good around. Well, it’s good to be wrong. It really is.
Your probably asking yourself, “Glaciers, who is that?” Before you dare to even think it, no, this isn’t
some crappy wannabe highschool band who listen to BMTH and have decided to try and startup a band that sounds like them.
No, these guys are made up of members from previous bands in the past and have really brought that experience to fruition. See for yourself and give the two songs they have posted up a listen. In fact, I had been thinking of doing a post about these guys a few days ago regarding their potential and downright incredible music.
Apparently I’m not the only one who noticed that potential as they just got signed TODAY to some sort of management deal with Outerloop Management. (Misery Signals, Periphery, Oceano) This means that you can expect these guys to get on some good shows and really gain some exposure, which they fully deserve.
I had never heard of the band until a close friend mentioned that they had been uploaded onto ILikedYouBetterDead and that they were from the Chicago area. To sum it up, he recommended that I check them out. I did and was shocked when I realized that there was nothing this good in the hardcore scene in the Chicago area.
From what I can tell, they got off to a very good start. Their first show was back in July on the 10th and they played with For The Fallen Dreams and Legend. That right there is a show that most bands dream of playing for their debut show.
Now let’s put this into perspective. Some band that has been around since maybe late May, has barely 27k plays on their myspace page and a very small amount of facebook plays manages to get the attention of Outerloop Management and sign a management deal with them in barely six months time. Wow are these guys going places already. How did all of this happen so quickly?
It happened because of the incredible sound, talent, and potential of this band that has gained enough awareness for Outerloop to pick up on these guys. I’m really impressed with what this band has done in the short time it’s existed and I’ll tell you what; I guarantee you that these guys, at their current pace, will be signed to a record label much sooner then you think.
I won’t bore you with technical details regarding their guitar riffs, breakdowns, ect, but what I will say is that their best song off their EP is easily “Orchids” It has a beginning so epic and melodic in nature that it rivals songs like “Walk Away From The World” by The Ghost Inside or “Last Dying Breath” and “In Sincerity” by For The Fallen Dreams
You can download their EP at mediafire. I urge you to buy the EP the moment it comes out. I certainly will. (I RARELY buy EP’s or CDs of any sort from Local bands unless I believe it to absolutely be worth the money.)
I plan on posting more information on these guys when it becomes available to me. As far as I know Misery Signals and Oceano posted up some stuff regarding Glaciers on their facebook which got Glaciers some attention. I’m still wondering how they attracted the attention Outerloop Management