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Exclusive Track Premiere: Yashira, “Surmise (Descend)”

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Converse Rubber Tracks x MetalSucks 2015

Earlier this year, six unsigned bands visited a Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio in either Brooklyn, NY or Boston, MA, where they laid down some jams at one of Converse’s completely free, state-of-the-art facilities with producer Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Suicide Silence, Exhumed) or Kurt Ballou (Converge, High on Fire, Torche), respectively. Bands signed up through an open application process on MetalSucks, then Axl and Vince worked with Will and Kurt to choose their favorites. We’ll be releasing the tracks all of the finalists recorded over the next two weeks! Today, we start with Yashira from Jacksonville, FL.

As we said in our preview of Yashira, the Jacksonville, FL natives are something of an outlier in their hometown, best known for spawning the great Limp Bizkit:

Their music is challenging at its core, a mix of sludge, death metal, post-metal and prog-isms that call to mind the bludgeoningly frenetic and hard-hitting, downtuned face-pummeling of modern noise-bringers such as Sumac, Rwake, or a puppy in a meat grinder.

That assessment was based on their two-song 2015 EP. Have they changed in the one year since its release?

Yes and no. No, because all of the elements on their EP are still present, but yes because they seem tighter and more focused now. The riffs are bigger, scarier and more devastating, and the performance is more visceral and fierce. In short: they’re even better than they were before. Yashira buckled down and took full advantage of the opportunity offered them, and Will Putney drove it out of the park with an absolutely massive sounding track.

Check out “Surmise (Descend)” below.

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