Three years after their last album, ‘Holy Hell’, the Brighton metalcore band have risen from the pain of having laid bare the emotions of losing brother, band member and friend Tom Searle, to discuss the destruction of our planet in the best way they know how.
The 15-track creation is a whirlwind of passion mixed in with features from the likes of Mike Kerr, Winston McCall and Simon Neil. Whether it’s a track such as ‘Little Wonder’ that infuses fast paced rhythms of hard-hitting drums and fearless lyricism or if it’s ‘Meteor’ that flows perfectly into the main topic of the album - the future of the planet, it’s definitely a rollercoaster of emotions.
"Disaster is breaking down my door..." and "there’s no going back" are just two of many lyrics that demonstrate how deep the band are going with climate change in their music.
That’s just a sprinkle of passionate songwriting throughout the album, one track that defines the band's examination of the world burning is ‘An Ordinary Extinction’. Soaring vocals and clean-cut production allow for an easy listen where listeners can grasp the feelings of the collective.
This new release was needed, not just for the fans who have been dying to hear new music, but needed for the music community in general. The current climate is dark, moody, uncertain with the pandemic in mind, but this new album brings joy and happiness in a time where it is needed most.
Words: Josh Abraham
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