Philadelphia based Progressive Tech Death band Dark Waters End is soon to release their newest full length album Submersion on the 17th of October. And let me be the first to say, it’s killer.

This band is absolutely insane, and I loved it. Taking a slightly more melodic approach to Tech Death, this band has a unique sound and still bring the brutality of technical metal with an impressive vocal display and heavy chord based riffs and chugs throughout.

And yet, they turn into a progressive metalcore band on their track “Unquenchable”. They sound like a completely different band, but in the best way. And even better, the next track goes back to good ole’ tech death BREE’s and heavy shit. Dark Waters End is able to switch back and forth with such ease. On their track “Rat King” they even have rap style breaks with post hardcore style vocals over a nu-metal style scratchy guitar riff. I really loved Submersion. It was extremely unique while still sounding amazing and not straying too far from the formula. Just kick-ass in general.

DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT sleep on Submersion. Dark Waters End deserves nothing but praises, everything about Submersion is enjoyable, and these guys are definitely setting a new standard. Make sure to pick up this album when it releases October 7th!

FFO: Between the Buried and Me, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Burnt by the Sun

John William – Vocals
Elijah Masiko – Guitar
Ian Wright – Guitar
Chris Williams – Bass
Ian McGarry – Drums

1. Immortal Consciousness
2. Empty Skies
3. Mass Grave
4. Congenital Vice
5. Unquenchable
6. The Great Dirge
7. Rat King
8. Hell Can’t Be Worse
9. Velocirapture
10. Bucket Of Flesh
11. Up The Dose


Bloodrock Rating: 5.0 out of 5.0
Written by Ethan Grason for Bloodrock Media on July 18, 2017