W3 4R3 NUM83R5 is a band that has made a name for themselves since 2014 by releasing some of the nastiest and heaviest metalcore in Romania. So many of their peers have broken up or faded away, but W3 4R3 NUM83R5 are lifers who are still on a forward trajectory, and ‘Dying‘ proves they’ve still got so much more to say. They are now back with a fucking vengeance — not that they ever left; they were either in the studio working on more songs for a new record or playing at local festivals.
With their new music video release ‘Dying,’ the band has not only exceeded all expectations of what fans have come to expect but also masterfully raised the bar for Romanian metalcore and general. ‘Dying’ is one of the catchiest W3 4R3 NUM83R5 songs to date and unlike just about anything else in their catalog; that’s thanks in no small part to Alinesku’s vocal approach.
There’s also an added layer of experimentation this time around. The choruses and atmosphere are done in a much cleaner pop-metalcore style, which is a beautiful contrast to the onslaught of harsh vocals, drumming, and heavy riffs. Not to mention that the breakdown in this track hits with the force of an out-of-control freight train. The track itself is like merging two worlds; it starts as a metalcore song easily transitioning into a a more relaxed approach to the genre mixing with a brief ambient interlude. It’s probably the best song that portrays the band’s unique blend of metalcore and melodic styles, as all of these elements mesh together incredibly well with the lyrics.
W3 4R3 NUM83R5 is revitalizing music with a newfound sense of heaviness while retaining enough melody so it doesn’t become stale. Better yet, the future of Romanian metalcore is god damn bright and the band is at the forefront of leading this wave of creativity, continuing to demolish live venues for many years to come.
The video was produced by Sergiu Gheorghe. The lights for the video were greatly mastered by Cristian Otelea, a former member of the band, and the audio production, mixing, and mastering were made by the band itself. The single’s cover artwork was created by Ilinca Ivănucă.
Cover photo: Alin Nicolae Purcaroiu
W3 4R3 NUM83R5 is:
Horia Buzuleciu – drums
Alin Stefanescu – guitar
Radu Constantinescu – bass
Andrei Dusca – vocals
Teodor Ardeleanu – guitar
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