Deathcore is currently experiencing one hell of a resurgence; between genre giants and relatively smaller acts releasing amazing records in recent years, deathcore’s presence and popularity are starting to take up more space in metal culture.
We’re also seeing deathcore bands being invited to take part in major mainstream metal tours; an example of this is Lorna Shore opening for Mastodon and Gojira. That is one hell of an accomplishment and per Fit For An Autopsy guitarist Pat Sheridan, it’s a great sign of where deathcore is heading.
Sheridan and Fit For An Autopsy were recently featured on The Garza Podcast, and at one point during their chat, the topic of deathcore’s evolution came up.
While talking about this topic, Sheridan expresses that Lorna Shore opening for Mastodon and Gojira is “massive,” and that the band has “proved” there’s room for deathcore bands to fill up rooms.
Regarding what he has to say about Lorna Shore and the deathcore resurgence, Sheridan shares the following (as transcribed by Metal Injection):
“I mean, there are bands from our world going out with the Deftones right now. [There are] bands that are managing to bridge that kind of gap. So there’s a lot of really cool things happening.
“[Lorna Shore going out with Mastodon and Gojira] is massive. To be able to bridge those kinds of gaps with those kinds of genre crossovers… I’m hoping that the genre thing starts getting wiped out a little bit because I really think that if somebody says ‘oh they’re in this -core or that metal,’ it immediately puts a bad taste in your mouth. But all of these bands in our world are getting a look now from bigger bands and bands that get what we do. It’s really cool.
“Lorna Shore was the band that proved that we can fill those rooms again. We can do all those things. The resurgence is here. Thy Art Is Murder is another one of those bands. They’ve always been able to carry those big rooms and then you know, it’s just one of those things. It’s that alignment thing that happens when people are like ‘this hasn’t been cool forever, but maybe I just never looked at it. Maybe it is cool you know.’ Now they’re looking and they realize it is. There’s something tangible in every one of these genres and you just gotta find the right bands.”
Has your opinion on deathcore changed over time? And do you think the genre is making a big comeback?