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Reject The Sickness is a five-piece band from Belgium that has been shredding metal since 2010.
The sound of Reject The Sickness’ music qualifies as modern and to-the-point. With one EP and the album “Chains Of Solitude” released, the band most often is labelled “metalcore”. While the band in some aspects is metalcore, the inspirational triggers for their music for a considerable part hail from the golden age melodic death metal. From this confrontation, Reject The Sickness derives its’ relevance to metal 2017 A.D.: these guys are actually defining giving shape and substance to a genre that is trapped in anonymity, larding it with influences from their own musical heroes such as the old Children Of Bodom and At The Gates, evoking a total sound and ambiance that also should charm the fans of All Shall Perish.
Lead Guitar: Pepijn Desmet
Guitar: Ruben Van der Beken
Vocals: Guy Vercruysse
Bass: Floris Desmet
Drums: Jannick Govaert
* 2018 The Weight Of silence LP * 2018 Metal Days * 2017 SHDW Bookings * 2017 Evil Or Die Festival * 2016 GRASPOP * 2016 UK Tour * 2016 Flaming Arts Agency * 2015 Chains Of Solitude LP * 2015 Signed At Mighty Music * 2014 Wacken Metal Battle Final * 2014 Antwerp Metal Fest * 2013 Bloodstained Eyes MCD * 2013 Signed At Deathwake rec. * 2012 Brugghe Daevert Festival * 2010 Slack Muscles Heal Demo *
ABOUT THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE (2018 - Mighty Music)
Imagine this: driving back home from work, wrapped in thoughts about your working-day’s events. Only returning to reality after five or ten minutes, the sudden realization comes that all this time you haven’t been paying attention to the road. Now, imagine yourself listening to a metal album that commandeers your thoughts in the same dominating way through both its’ music and lyrical message. This is very likely to happen when you lay your ears on the new Reject The Sickness album. Reject The Sickness follow up their 2015 debut album “Chains Of Solitude” with a vibrant new album. Capturing, in graphic detail, the confrontation between the band’s influences echoing both the intensity of the golden age of nineties melodic death metal as well as the ferocious brutality of the thrash metal genre. More than before, Reject The Sickness succeeded in shaping this mix of styles with a modern-day approach emphasized in the recording sound and the to-the-point song writing. This is melodic death/thrash metal that is not only inspired but also builds upon the melody of Children Of Bodom, the brutality in All Shall Perish, the gravitas of At The Gates and the technical skills of Dark Tranquillity. The songs, written with a less is more approach, emphasize more on direct impact. With the creation of this album Reject The Sickness takes a big leap forward as mature composers and musicians exclusively serving the song and it’s message. This created the necessary space for the band to further develop their own musical identity and highlight their own contributions to the genre. The album’s lyrical contents offer up a thought provoking take on the dark abyss of childhood traumas; inspired by vocalist Guy’s working experience in special youth care. The listener is pulled into a grim and mind-absorbing fantasy, deeply rooted in the hostile and hopeless reality as seen through the eyes of defenseless children who have been exposed to hurtful traumas inflicted by adults.