From West Bengal in India, If Hope Dies is a progressive metal act consisting of Aakash Sherpa (vocals), Abinash Moktan (guitar), Pratik Rasailee (bass), and Rupsang Lama (drums). I recall first discovering and being thoroughly impressed by their 2016 debut EP titled Sukna.
The band is now back with their first material in quite awhile. “Brand New You” is bombastic, modern, and delightfully aggressive. While I wouldn’t say they fall in the djent or progcore category, there are parts that remind me of current Periphery. Overall, the sound is unique, yet reminded me of other proggy bands currently pushing the envelope like Rivers of Nihil or Allegaeon. I think I even heard some saxophone at the end there. Check out the video for the new single now below.