Call it what you will, but the metal genre has become a wasteland of the same tired breakdowns and unoriginal riffing. It’s rare to find a band that brings the heaviness that all metal fans long for, while adding a refreshing new edge to it. Five piece metal group, Death of an Era, is bringing a refined sound to the death metal world by delivering a blend of unique technical guitar work with a pile driving hardcore barrage. This Columbus, Ohio based band is quickly becoming a staple amongst the favorite groups of heavy music followers. One of the more remarkable aspects of the band is the ability to create the traditional death metal tone with tasteful modern features of programming and cinematic orchestration. They are not, by any means, confined to a set of preconceived notions on what metal should be, and this is self evident throughout their music. Death of an Era have also set itself apart by bringing a message, a heartfelt, meaningful message that listeners everywhere will be able to relate to. Lyrically, there is a great effort to address issues that people are facing everyday in their own lives, which is a far cry from many of the current acts in their scene. Death of an Era are not just another band to be lost in the over-saturated music scene. They’ve found their sound throughout the first few years of their “Do it Yourself” driven venture. All in under a year, the band self-released an international selling record, was featured in Alternative Press’ AP&R, self-released a music video, and connected with crowds of hundreds of dedicated fans in a multitude of states.