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About Essence

  • Though originally formed in Maasmechelen, Belgium nigh on a decade ago, Essence were in a regular state of flux, only settling on their current lineup and creative focus in 2011.

    Completed by guitarist Stein, bassist Jelle and drummer Steve, Essence draw inspiration from the most creative and progressive denizens of the metalcore persuasion, their layered assault evoking, though never aping, the best-in-class likes of Architects and Misery Signals. “To be compared to bands like that and August Burns Red is a huge compliment to us,” notes Maarten; “Those are some of our favourite bands and they definitely influence a lot, but I don’t think anyone could say we sound exactly like one of them.

    The metalcore scene is just so huge these days, but we do seek to be original; we all create together as a unit, and bring all our individual influences together in the music we write. We’ve put a lot of hard work into these songs and after all the difficulties we’ve had over the last few years within the band, we are primarily just happy to still be standing, and that we finally have some new music to put out.”



Ahead of the release of EP 'Smoke And Mirrors' in the new year, Belgian metalcore quintet Essence present their first video single 'The Climb'. With a narrative depicting the lyrical content, the band commented that ""The song really

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News Was Posted on: 17th December, 2014
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  • The Defining Elements
  • The Defining Elements


    Released : 2012
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    Track List
    1. Intro
    2. Revelations
    3. Epiphany
    4. Sin Against Sinners
    5. The Defining Elements
    6. Assumptions
    7. The Abyss
    8. Providence
    9. Choices



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