While well-known labels such as Interscope Records have a roster of diverse bands, Rise Records has developed a formula. Metalcore fans have even coined a nickname for the generic sounding bands that Rise signs- “Risecore.”
Ohio based band The Plot In You has proved the “Risecore” theory with their second album Could You Watch Your Children Burn. The violent album title mirrors the violence embedded in the majority of the tracks.
Opening track “Premeditated” plots and describes the murder of a rapist. The lyrics lack respectable taste and contribute to the common misconception of metal music. If the general public didn’t already consider metal music as satanic, this track will give a promising argument.
“My heart’s racing faster than his car/ Did I stab him enough,” Tewers growls.
The anticipated shining moment that The Plot In You has is in the middle of Could You Watch Your Children Burn. Tracks “Troll” and “The Devil’s Contract” contribute diversity to the album. While the cursing is still embedded in the tracks, the instrumentals overshadow their abundance. The breakdowns develop a quicker tempo and Tewers’ voice became more melodic in the choruses.
“Shyann Weeps” experiments with spoken word at the beginning of the song. This attempt at the unpredictable becomes laughable as Tewers speaks sporadically through the track, resorting to F bombs again.