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The band was formed in 2003, releasing several demos and going through various name changes over the next few years (most notably as RoseCrance). In 2007, under the name Born Of Osiris, they signed to Sumerian Records and finished recording their first full-length album entitled The New Reign which was released on October 2, 2007. They have toured alongside artists such as Beneath the Massacre, As Blood Runs Black, Winds of Plague, See You Next Tuesday, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza and Veil of Maya. In June/July 2008, they will be taking part in the 2008 Summer Slaughter tour with The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, Vader, Cryptopsy, Despised Icon, The Faceless, Aborted, Psycroptic, and Whitechapel

Breakdown-overloaded metalcore has saturated the heavy-metal market in recent years, and new releases increasingly sound like mundane imitations of other records. To make something memorable in 2011, a band must go beyond the same sound everyone else is producing—or at least do it much better.

Illinois tech-deathcore sextet Born of Osiris tries to do both on their latest record, The Discovery (2011), and end up pulling the mission off with considerable success. Their third full-length finds the band sharpening its virtuosic skills and adding more melody in guitar riffs and keyboard fills. The synthesis of technical breakdowns, eerie synth noises, shredding solos, and stuttering guitar riffs make for some really kickass music.

On “Follow the Signs,” a creepy keyboard melody is played over a pummeling breakdown, and the song ends with a haunting guitar solo vaguely reminiscent of Alex Skolnick’s work. Another standout is “Recreate,” which features transitions from Meshuggah-esque heaviness to fresh guitar harmonies. The album ends with “Behold,” a track that captures the musicians’ impressive technicality and displays their standout ability to reign it in enough to produce a catchy, as well as flashy, song.

Current members:

Ronnie - Vocals
Jason - Guitar
Lee - Guitar
Cameron - Drums
Joe - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
David - Bass


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