Portrayal Of Guilt – “Let Pain Be Your Guide” LP
The band at the forefront of ‘the society to bring back the skramz’. Texas’ Portrayal Of Guilt are explosive screamo-hardcore, fresh for 2019 – taking elements of black metal, post-rock, metalcore and, not least, old school screamo, and forging it into a brutal force of dark energy and catharsis. The end result is a modern-day take on 90’s/00’s hardcore, somewhere between Orchid’s rush of noise and Celeste’s twisted heaviness. So, yeah, epic, intense, and pretty harrowing – but not without a few other tasty suprises bunged-in to vary the oeuvre.