The Process are a band from Scotland that plays a very brutal and metallic form of hardcore and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Covenant Of the Cosmos" which will be released in July as a joint effort between At War With False Noise and SuperFi.
A very hard and melodic sound starts off the album along with some drums kicking in a few seconds later which also leads up to a heavier direction along with some electronic music sounds being used briefly in the background and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic style and the vocals are also done in a very aggressive hardcore screaming style and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and you can also hear punk and extreme metal influences in the bands musical style.
A couple of the tracks also brings in a brief use of death metal growls and some tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a brief use of blast beats and one of the tracks also brings in a brief use of synths and as the album progresses acoustic guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the main focus remains more on a heavy and aggressive style of hardcore and the last track is very long and epic in length.
The Process plays a style of hardcore that is very heavily influenced by extreme metal while also having its melodic moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Hermetic, Rosicrucrian, Freemason and Illuminati themes.
In my opinion The Process are a very great sounding brutal and metallic hardcore band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Ceaseless Burning Desires" "Covenant Of The Cosmos" "V.I.T.R.I.O.L" and "Ouroboros". 8 out of 10.