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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MAYLENE AND THE SONS OF DISASTER?

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Maylene and the Sons of Disaster 2011

Maylene and the Sons of Disaster aren’t really a metal band anymore even though they still tour with heavy bands that are much closer to their old metalcore sound. Modern-day Maylene sounds more like Clutch than, say, The Showdown, another band in their scene who heavily incorporate a “southern” rock sound into their metal. Axl thinks they sound like Brother Cane (and I can’t disagree). But metal or not, I like ’em; they write catchy, southern-infused hard rock songs that don’t take much mental effort to wrap your head around.

So where does the metal community stand on this band? I ask because I really have no idea; they tour with crappy Christcore bands like Underoath on a regular basis despite having little or nothing to do with that whole scene anymore. Are Underoath fans also Maylene fans? Do Maylene have their own fanbase? Do people care that they’re not really “metal”?? Stream their new track “In Dead We Dream” over at Revolver Magazine’s website — from their new album IV, out on September 27 via Ferret Music — then come back here and tell us what you think.

-VN

Thanks: Ryan Kockentiet

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