Metalcore is alive and well.
And Escape From Wonderland are doing quite a job to prove it. Thrashy riffs, technical drumming, crushing breakdowns, catchy melodies, and brutal vocals – anything a Metalcore act needs to put on a show, and everything that has been ambitiously woven together on their new self-titled EP. After more than a year of hard work, songwriting, and tracking, Escape From Wonderland will finally release their highly anticipated first record on November 29th, following their single release for “Shape the Light” in October of 2018.
Professionally produced, with a hint of raw, old school Metalcore sound to it, the record holds six songs, all of which are equally qualified to put up with modern Metalcore acts. But what seems different is the sheer amount of energy behind Escape From Wonderland’s songs. Drawing their influences from bands like As I Lay Dying, Machine Head, Architects or even Kreator, it becomes apparent that one of Escape From Wonderland’s core strengths is relentless speed, giving way for an energetic, yet dark take on Metalcore. Paired with big melodies, the previously mentioned crushing breakdowns and technical drumming, the unique vocals, and sincere messages poured into the songwriting, the songs combine to a dynamic record, a striking force with catchy hooks to it.
After releasing a music video for “Shape the Light” in October last year, the band has already dropped another one for their brand new song “Dead Devotion” off of the new record, showcasing the direction they are taking with the EP. Having paired with “Tresmont” again for a professional video production that holds up to modern standards, it is yet as dark and vivid as already seen in “Shape the Light”.
Coming from Stuttgart (Germany), Escape From Wonderland have been able to establish a loyal fan base, playing shows in all of Baden-Württemberg and all around Germany, having shared the stage with bands like Caliban, Emil Bulls, Walls of Jericho, and Annisokay. An intense live act with the intent to deliver a solid, energetic show that will draw in any Metalcore fan – and those who will be.