As Within, So Without’s New Album Is A Positive Addition To 2022’s Field Of New Hard Rock, Metal Albums

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Independent metalcore band As Within, So Without released its new album, Salvation Wednesday.  The 11-song record is a presentation that will appeal equally to the band’s established audience base and to casual metalcore fans.  That is due in large part to its featured musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly.  The roughly 26-minute record’s lyrical content works with its musical arrangements to make for even more interest and will be examined a little later.  The album’s production rounds out its most important elements and will also be examined later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of Salvation’s presentation.  All things considered, they make Salvation a work that the noted audiences will find worth hearing at least once.

As Within, So Without’s new album, Salvation, is a record that the band’s established audiences and casual metalcore fans alike will find interesting.  That is due in large part to the record’s musical arrangements.  From beginning to end, the record presents a nonstop display of metalcore.  The heavy, crunching guitars, the dual approach of the screams and clean vocals, and the equally heavy, rich bass and drums makes each song so engaging and entertaining for the noted audiences.  The arrangements easily lend themselves to comparison to works from the likes of Ice Nine Kills, As I Lay Dying, and Killswitch Engage, just to name a few similar acts.  A casual listen through the record makes each arrangement sound the same.  However, audiences who actively listen to each work will catch the subtle changes that make each song different from one another.  Case in point is the album’s opener, ‘Ch. III: The Undefined.’  This song’s full one assault is a face melting work that even though it barely tops the two minute mark, absolutely pounds listeners’ ears.  That approach and sound makes it comparable to works from the likes of Unearth and Whitechapel.  By comparison, a song, such as ‘Frostbite,’ with its machine gun precise guitar riffs and equally tight drumming and screams make it so similar to works from Killswitch Engage.  The intensity exuded through the song is so much different from that of ‘Ch. III: The Undefined’ and the rest of the album’s entries.  ‘Salvation,’ which closes out the album, changes things up even more with its deep screams and heavy instrumentation.  The minor chords used in the guitar line and the punch from the drums and bass pair with the guitar and vocals to give that song a sound that is more comparable to KsE and to As I Lay Dying.  That is especially the case considering the contrast of the heavier verses and the more melodic choruses.  It is just one more way in which the album’s musical arrangements prove so important to the album’s presentation.  Again, the changes from one song to the next are subtle, but those who actively immerse themselves in the album will catch those subtleties and in turn agree that the record’s musical arrangements are so critical to the album.

It goes without saying that the musical content featured in Salvation is important to the album’s presentation.  Yes, the record’s musical content is largely metalcore in its approach, but the band presents influences from so many of its more well-known counterparts in the metalcore community from beginning to end, changing things from one song to the next and ensuring the songs maintain their own identity in the process.  They are just one part of what makes the record worth hearing, too.  The record’s lyrical content is just as important to its presentation as its musical arrangements.  The lyrical content in question follows an overarching theme so to speak.  According to comments from the band, the album is a concept record that follows a man who is on a personal and spiritual journey of healing.  Not having lyrics to reference, the content that can be deciphered leads listeners to hear that story, beginning with the story’s subject at a point of total anger over events of the past.  From broken relationships with a certain person or people early on to anger over an absent parent in ‘Like The Wind’ to the subject’s seeming eventual realization that there was no point in holding in so much anger, the story will connect with a wide range of audiences.  What’s more, the very fact that a metal act opted to take on a concept record to begin with is of its own note.  Generally, concept records are saved for the prog-metal community (E.g. bands, such as Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Between The Buried and Me).  So to have a pure metal band, such as this taking on a concept record is in itself unique in terms of lyrical content.  To that end, that and the story itself together make the album’s overall lyrical content even more reason for audiences to give this album a chance.  It is just one more item that audiences will appreciate about the album, too.  The record’s production rounds out its most important elements.

The production that went into Salvation is important to address because of its role in the album’s general effect.  Going back to the note of the intensity of each of the album’s arrangements, they are exactly that.  There is a lot going on in each arrangement between the instrumentations and the vocals.  Even in the case of the vocals themselves, the production that went into balancing the screams and clean vocals played its own role.  The end result of all of that work from one song to the next is that each arrangement is professionally balanced.  No one band member overpowers his band mates at any point.  The slightest nuances, such as keyboard lines even play their own important part and add their own layer of engagement and entertainment to the songs.  That is again, thanks to the time and effort put in to balancing those lines with everything else in each song.  All things considered, the production that went into Salvation gives the album a fully positive general effect.  Keeping that in mind along with the role of the album’s musical arrangements in general and with the role of the album’s lyrical content, and the whole makes the album overall a work that AWSW’s established audiences will find just as appealing as more casual metalcore fans.

Salvation is a positive new offering from As Within So Without.  That is due in large part to its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements are important to the album’s presentation because they take audiences into so many sub realms (of sorts) of the metalcore community.  The changes from song to song are subtle, and listeners who actively take in the album will catch those subtle changes.  The lyrical themes that accompany the album’s musical arrangements are just as important to its presentation as the album’s musical content.  That is because of their accessibility and the very fact that they play into a bigger concept for the album.  That a metal band decided to take on a concept for a record is itself rare, making for even more reason for audiences to hear the album.  The record’s production puts the finishing touch to its presentation.  It gives the album a strong general effect through the balance that it insures in the album’s instrumentation and vocals.  Each item examined is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make Salvation a positive addition to this year’s field of new hard rock and metal albums and independent albums.

Salvation is available now.  More information on As Within, So Without’s new album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Tears Of A Fallen Hero Debuts New Single, ‘Come Closer,’ Companion Video

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Independent rock band Tears of a Fallen Hero debuted its new single and its companion video this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Come Closer‘ and its companion video Friday. The song’s musical arrangement is a surprisingly engaging work. Its emo pop/rock style sound and approach is comparable to works from the likes of Jimmy Eat World and other similar acts.

The lyrical theme that accompanies the song’s musical arrangement centers on the all too familiar topic of romantic relationships, as the band pointed out in a collective statement.

“The song is about the vacuum that can appear before you know if you are a couple or not,” the statement reads. “Are we together or not? Why do we have to play this game? I know how I feel, do you feel the same? This is one of the songs that took us the least time making. It just fell into place instantly.”

The video for ‘Come Closer’ is interesting in its own right. A young woman is featured sitting along an unidentified waterfront setting at points throughout, seemingly contemplating the very topic that the band’s statement notes. Those visualizations are complimented with footage of the band performing its single in a dug out area of a field.

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Urethane Debuts New Single, ‘Inheritance,’ Companion Video

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Punk rock band Urethane premiered its latest single and video this month.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Inheritance’ and its companion video Jan. 6 through Alternative Press magazine. The song features a guest appearance by Pennywise front man Jim Lindberg.

‘Inheritance’ is featured in Urethane’s debut album, Chasing Horizons, which is available now. A limited number of vinyl copies of Chasing Horizons is available here.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Inheritance’ is a rich composition. Lindberg’s familiar vocal style pairs with the surf/skate punk style and sound (much in the vein of Chaser) to give the song in whole a unique identity. That blend of leanings gives the arrangement in general a sound and style that is sure to engage and entertain audiences.

According to information provided about the song’s lyrical theme, it focuses on the sociological matter of whether nature or nurture causes our behaviors, which was addressed by guitarist Steve Caballero.

“The premise of ‘Inheritance’ is rooted in the idea that all of our flaws, negative character traits, addictions, unhealthy behaviors, bad ethics/morals are passed down to us either genetically or through learned behavior from our parents,” he said.

The video for ‘Inheritance’ is its own familiar style presentation. It features the band live onstage as the song plays over the visualization.

More information on Urethane’s new single, video and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/urethanepunk.

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Still Insane Debuts New EP’s Second Single

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Punk rock band Still Insane gave audiences another preview of its new EP this week.

The band released the EP’s second single/title track Jan. 10. Its premiere came less than a month after the band debuted the EP’s lead single, ‘Stay Home‘ Dec. 2.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Black Sheep’ is a presentation that audiences will find interesting. That is because it is not just a pure punk rock opus. Influence from the likes of Pennywise is evident at some points. At others, a harder influence from the likes of Bad Religion is audible alongside something of a thrash metal leaning. At first thought, such a blend of styles and sounds should not work, but it does work in this case.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing the song’s debut. From what can be deciphered without lyrics to reference or an explanation of the lyrics, it can be inferred that the song is a familiar social commentary that focuses on self identity. This is just this critic’s interpretation and should not be taken as the only take on the lyrical theme.

The track listing for Black Sheep is noted below.

TrackList

1- Sleeping On The Floor

2- Black Sheep

3- No More Targets

4- Stay Home

5- Thank You

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Dragonforce Taps Visions Of Atlantis For Upcoming Tour

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Dragonforce is bringing symphonic metal band Visions of Atlantis for its upcoming tour.

The forthcoming North American run is scheduled to launch March 7 in Santa Ana, CA and to run through April 23 in Berkeley, CA. It features performances in cities nationwide, such as Greensboro, NC; Boise, ID and Mesa AZ. Seven Spires will also serve as support for Dragonforce’s upcoming tour.

Guitarist Herman Li spoke highly of Visions of Atlantis in a prepared statement.

“We are so excited to welcomeVisions of Atlantisto our North American tour in March and April,” Li said. “We wanted to bring a huge show, with an amazing line-up and crazy production. Visions of Atlantis brings a ton of energy to the stage, and they’re incredible musicians. We can’t wait to get on the road with them!”

The schedule for Dragonforce’s upcoming tour, which is in support of its latest album, Extreme Power Metal, is noted below. Tickets are available here. Seven Spires and Battle Beast will share time as support with Visions of Atlantis for the length of the tour.

DragonForce North American tour dates

w/ Battle Beast, Visions of Atlantis, Seven Spires

Mar. 7, 2022 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory *

Mar. 8, 2022 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory *

Mar. 9, 2022 – Roseville, CA – Goldfield Trading Post *

Mar. 10, 2022 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre *

Mar. 11, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Neptune *

Mar. 13, 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom *

Mar. 15, 2022 – Calgary, AB – Palace Theater *

Mar. 16, 2022 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall *

Mar. 18, 2022 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *

Mar. 19, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *

Mar. 20, 2022 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater

Mar. 22, 2022 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

Mar. 23, 2022 – St. Louis, MO – Red Flag

Mar. 24, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI – Rave II

Mar. 25, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue

Mar. 26, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Metro

Mar. 27, 2022 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

Mar. 29, 2022 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s

Mar. 30, 2022 – Toronto, ON – Opera House

Mar. 31, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

Apr. 1, 2022 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell

Apr. 2, 2022 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Apr. 3, 2022 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza

Apr. 5, 2022 – Reading, PA – Reverb

Apr. 6, 2022 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater

Apr. 7, 2022 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

Apr. 8, 2022 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theater

Apr. 9, 2022 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Petes

Apr. 10, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Heaven)

Apr. 12, 2022 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum

Apr. 13, 2022 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution

Apr. 15, 2022 – Dallas, TX – Amplified Live

Apr. 16, 2022 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live

Apr. 17, 2022 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live

Apr. 19, 2022 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater

Apr. 20, 2022 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues

Apr. 22, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater

Apr. 23, 2022 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater

* = without Battle Beast

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Additionally, Dragonforce is scheduled to join Power Wolf and Warkings this fall on a series of live dates across Europe. The bands’ tour is scheduled to launch Nov. 11 in Berlin, Germany and to run through Dec. 4 in Antwerp, Belgium. The bands’ tour is noted below.

DragonForce 2022 tour dates
w/ Powerwolf, Warkings

Nov. 11, 2022 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
Nov. 12, 2022 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
Nov. 13, 2022 – Prague, Czech Republic – Tipsport Arena
Nov. 14, 2022 – Katowice, Poland – MCK
Nov. 16, 2022 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra
Nov. 17, 2022 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Nov. 18, 2022 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
Nov. 19, 2022 – Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
Nov. 21, 2022 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Nov. 22, 2022 – Madrid, Spain – Riviera
Nov. 24, 2022 – Milano, Italy – Alcatraz
Nov. 25, 2022 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
Nov. 26, 2022 – Oberhausen, Germany – Konig Pilsener Arena
Nov. 27, 2022 – Paris, France – Zenith
Nov. 29, 2022 – London, UK – Roundhouse *
Dec. 1, 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Afas Live
Dec. 2, 2022 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
Dec. 3, 2022 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Saarlandhalle
Dec. 4, 2022 – Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena
*=without DragonForce

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Saxon Debuts ‘Remember The Fallen’ Video

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Saxon debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘Remember The Fallen’ Tuesday. The song is the second single from the band’s forthcoming album, Carpe Diem, which is scheduled for release Feb. 4 through Silver Lining Music. The band premiered the video for the album’s lead single/title track Nov. 2.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Remember The Fallen’ is everything that audiences have come to expect from Saxon throughout the course of its long life. In other words, that power metal approach is just as prevalent as ever. Front man Biff Byford’s vocals are just as strong as ever, too. The comparisons to Judas Priest’s best works are just as inescapable.

The song’s lyrical theme takes on the topic of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to Byford.

“I wanted to write a song about COVID, about the people that have died, and give my perception of how it seemed to happen,” he said. “Certain aspects of it all are quite mysterious, and of course, it hasn’t finished yet, has it? We should all remember those who have died as a group of people not really knowing why they died, because the information wasn’t there.”

The video for ‘Remember The Fallen’ serves to illustrate Byford’s message. There are visuals of items, such as people staring through glass and wearing masks, a reporter (also wearing a mask) covering the pandemic, and empty classrooms. Alongside the visuals is footage of the band recording its single/album.

Carpe Diem was produced by Andy Sneap (Fozzy, Skinlab, Exodus). Sneap mixed with album alongside Byford.

 More information on Carpe Diem is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news and more at:

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Mickey Leigh’s Mutated Music Debuts New Single, ‘Standing In The Dark’

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Musician/author Mickey Leigh and his band mates in Mutated Music debuted their latest single this week.

The group debuted the new single, ‘Standing in the Dark‘ Thursday. The song is the latest single from the group’s forthcoming album, Variants of Vibe, which is scheduled for release Feb. 18. ‘Standing in the Dark is the eighth (yes, eighth) single from the 14-song record. Audiences can pre-order the album here.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Standing in the Dark’ is an instantly infectious composition. The upbeat tempo and harmonies immediately lend themselves to comparison to some of the best works from Tom Petty. At the same time, the song manages to maintain its own identity along the way.

No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing its debut. No lyrics are provided with the song on YouTube, either. What can be inferred from what can be deciphered without lyrics is that the song’s lyrical theme seems to focus on someone trying to find direction in life. That is just this critic’s interpretation.

More information on Mickey Leigh and Mutated Music’s new single is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

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Lockjaw Debuts New Single, ‘Living In My Head,’ Companion Video

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Independent hard rock band Lockjaw debuted its latest single and video this month.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Living in my Head‘ and its companion video Jan. 9 through Spaceuntravel. The song came more than five months after the band debuted its then latest single, ‘Silence The Fear.’

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Living in my Head’ is largely unlike that featured in ‘Silence The Fear.’ Where ‘Silence The Fear’ is a heavy, pounding work a la compositions from Machine Head, Amon Amarth and others, this song is more of a melodic hard rock work. The combination of instrumentation and vocals likens this arrangement more to works from the likes of Trivium and Devildriver.

The band discussed the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“‘Living in My Head’ was a song we felt had to be released early on this album because it really hits home with what the world is going through now,” the statement reads. “We felt we could connect with fans, and let them know, we are with you. We are all struggling together. We feel the pressure of this world, with the pandemic and uncertainty, it really causes stress, anxiety, mental health issues all around. I don’t think anyone is immune to it. We are really proud of the final product and are glad to send our brand of heavy music into the world. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do!”

The video for the band’s new single is a simple presentation. It features the band performing its single on a sound stage. Various, high-speed cuts and fades pair with the video’s darkened look to heighten the song’s emotion.

More information on Lockjaw’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/Lockjawlive.

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Reminders Announces Debut Album Release Date; Debuts Albums Lead Single, Video; Announces New Live Dates

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Independent punk band Reminders is scheduled to release its debut album this spring.

The band is scheduled to release its album, Best of Beach Punk April 1 through Wiretap Records (U.S.) and Venn Records (U.K.). In anticipation of the album’s release, the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Carousel‘ and its companion video Wednesday.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Carousel’ is a work that will appeal easily to fans of the pop punk from the mid to late 1990s. The song’s lyrical theme is a contemplative commentary about life in general according to front man Leo Dyke.

“I would literally sit and watch the wheels go round, having mundane, dull thoughts while getting sunburnt and watching other people enjoy their summer,” said Dyke. “Everyone’s on a different carousel—it’s a metaphor asking if the routine you’re stuck in that’s going round and round will ever break, or if you just sit there and let it continue to happen.”

The video for ‘Carousel’ features the band in a basement setting as it performs its new single. The presentation seems to help illustrate the DIY approach taken to the song’s musical arrangement and that is so familiar with so much punk rock.

In other news, Reminders has announced a new live run. The tour is scheduled to launch Feb. 10 in Worcester, Drummonds and to run through April 9 in Brighton, The Pipeline. More dates are expected for announcement soon.

The band’s current live dates are noted below. Tickets are available here.

Reminders 2022 Live Dates:

10/02 – Worcester, Drummonds

11/02 – London, New Cross Inn

12/02 – Bristol, The Crofters Rights

19/02 – Isle of Wight, Strings

30/03 – Northwich, The Salty Dog

31/03 – Leeds, Boom

01/04 – Newcastle, The Black Bull

02/04 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint

04/04 – Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge

09/04 – Brighton, The Pipeline

More dates TBA

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Annihilator Offers Audiences Another Preview Of Its New Album

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Annihilator debuted the latest single from its new album this week.

The band premiered the video for its new single Friday. The song, a cover of Van Halen’s ‘Romeo Delight,’ is the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Metal II, which is scheduled for release Feb. 18. Annihilator debuted the lyric video for the album’s lead single, ‘Downright Dominate’ Nov. 12.

Front man Jeff Waters talked about taking on the Van Halen classic in a prepared statement.

“There was something about Women And Children First,” muses Annihilator’s, said Waters.  “It was massively brutal attitude meeting aggression — meets a DLR-fronted party. You have to remember when this came out. ‘Romeo Delight’ is the most ‘heavy’ song from VH, in my (and Kerry King’s!) opinion.”

“His [Eddie Van Halen’s] playing, writing, performance, and smile were second to none EVER,” added Waters. “He was a superb writer, lead guitar innovator, genius rhythm player, and was able to build a gear empire. He took chances. Did his own thing. It worked. Millions and more will mourn him, as long as the future world likes music. But we also will be celebrating forever, as musicians will continue to hand down the ‘EVH-Influenced-Musical-Genes’ to future generations!”

Annihilator’s take of ‘Romeo Delight’ stays largely true to its source material, backing up Waters’ statement. From the guitars to Waters’ own vocal delivery sound and style (which sounds a lot like that of David Lee Roth), to Fabio Alessandrini’s performance on drums and the very sound there, the song echoes Van Halen’s original quite well. Even bassist Rich Gray’s work on bass is so similar in sound and style to that of Michael Anthony. All of this is a tribute to those responsible for the song’s production. It makes the song sound so much like the original in its general approach.

Annihilator’s video for ‘Romeo Delight’ is a unique presentation. The use of the aged paper with the sepia tone look alongside the black and white cityscapes and their associated visuals makes for its own interesting work.

In other news, Annihilator announced in the noted press release, it is planning to re-issue many of its existing albums through earMUSIC. Exact release dates and which albums will re-issue are under consideration. Annihilator released its latest album, Ballistic,Sadistic. in 2020.

More information on Annihilator’s new album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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