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Two-Time Grammy Nom’s I Prevail have shown us all once again that they are unstoppable. Composed of Brian Burkheiser (clean vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (harsh vocals), Steve Menoian (lead guitars), and Dylan Bowman (rhythm guitar) this Michigan based band steadily delivers. Revealing ‘Hurricane (Reimagined), they show their versatility as they strip down acoustically. Highlighting the emotional and vulnerability within the lyrics of this song, I Prevail showcases their impressive songwriting. Illuminating a whole new side of this group, it’s just as powerful as the original.
‘Hurricane’ is noted to be essential to the bands release Trauma. “It was one of the first tracks we wrote for the album, and it became a pillar in building the central message and sound we wanted to create. From the day we wrote it, there was a vision for a stripped-down version of the song that would allow us to explore more delicate instrumentation, production, and vocals. This version definitely brings to life a different mood and atmosphere to experience the track.” And ever since, ‘Hurricane’ has been stomping its way to the top of the radio charts, landing No. 1 on the Billboard Rock Chart. Although categorially unique, we can’t seem to decide which version is our favorite. We’ve settled by loving them both.
Redwood Hill has recently released the third and last chapter of their trilogy. This perfectly represents them as they evolve and grow collectively as a band. The three-part record is meant to be experienced as a whole. Including the immersion, conflict, resolution as they happen in that order. Leaving us with Descender, Collider, and most recently, Ender.
Vibes of post-metal and hardcore, the band uses cathartic experiences to express all the elements of loss, solitude, depression, and exclusion. Haunting, desolated, and at times fragile and gentle, they provide us with a 70-minute journey into their universe. Redwood Hill says. “We wanted many things for this new record: A more raw and gritty sound in comparison with former efforts while retaining the ability to create big well-produced anthems and choruses. We wanted to push our songwriting capabilities to create a coherent record aiming to fully immerse listeners in our somber soundscape. This DIY approach leaves us feeling fulfilled and intrigued by the way this band has created.
Make Them Suffer
Make Them Suffer, Australian metal masterpiece has announced their newest album How To Survive A Funeral dropping this summer, via Rise Records. In celebration, the band has dropped a video for the first single ‘Erase Me.’ Don’t take this one lightly, because it RIPS. Using exclusive keyboard melodies with an interplay of male-female vocals, this band provides something original and electrifying.
‘Erase Me’ is a song about pushing someone away and raises the question: Is it selfless or selfish to do?,” the band explains. “It’s unfortunate that some people are wired to always feel as if they’re never good enough. The sentiment of the lyrics ‘I’ve broken you enough, so don’t hate me, erase me’ demonstrates the quality of selflessness. In retrospection, it’s that same selflessness that makes you ‘good enough.'”
Continuous growth and desire for forward motion, this band has caught our eye. Making waves through genres of deathcore, melodic death metal, and metalcore, they’ve been nothing but creative pioneers, making them a perfect candidate for Metal Monday!
High-octane punk/hardcore group Stepson, have revealed details for their forthcoming full-length debut. Help Me, Help You will hit our speakers worldwide in the U.S. Summer/Australian Winter via SharpTone Records. Now, you can see what they are all about with their newest video for the first single ‘Run.’
A Sin City-inspired video is primarily black and white, with splashes of color make a clear picture of retribution. Dealing with damaging relationships, hardships of home life, relationships, and the lengths we go to protect the ones we love. High energy, honesty, and emotion, this band has it all. We can’t help but be excited for what is to come from them, and it is guaranteed the new album will be a smash, and we’ll be sure to see them featured on Metal Monday once again.
Finishing out strong this week with global phenomenon Azusa have shared new release ‘Kill/Destroy.’ Azusa features vocalist Eleni Zafiriadou (absolutely KILLS it), bassist Liam Wilson, guitarist Christer Espevoll, and drummer David Husvik. This song will appear on the groups second album Loop of Yesterday due out April 10th. The last song composed for the new album, the band, says, “We felt like the album needed some more’ kick in the teeth’ punk/hardcore energy to round things out.” That’s precisely the energy this single produces. Using a balance of raw, thrashy riffs, combined with authentic lyrics, ‘Kill/Destroy’ is Azusa at peak performance.
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