I Am are a band from Texas that plays a death metal influenced form of hardcore and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Life Through Torment" which will be released in February.
Nature sounds start off the album before going into a heavier direction along with a mixture of growling and hardcore style vocals and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the music also brings in elements of modern metalcore and melodic guitar leads and solos.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and high pitched screams are also utilized at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffing also brings in a decent amount of melody and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts on some of the tracks and a couple of the songs also introduces clean playing onto the recording.
I Am plays a musical style that is mostly rooted in hardcore while also mixing in the heaviness of death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion I Am are a very great sounding death metal influenced hardcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Life Through Torment" "C.O.S.L" "Mortality Hangs" and "Forgive Me". 8 out of 10.