Label: Razor & Tie
After impressively cracking Billboard’s top 20 last year with their full-length Immortal, For Today are now set to keep the momentum going with the release of their forthcoming EP Prevailer. The EP starts strong with the track “From Zion” initially dropped down and breakdown heavy—the song bursts into a speedy/technical lead while transitioning to more high pitched, screeching Death vocals. Most of the EP (the former track included) is decorated in tastefully appropriate clean choruses, as can be heard in the song “Crown Of Thorns” an in-your-face blend of melodic rhythms, brutal drops, and earth shaking shouts. For its entirety, Prevailer sticks close to this concept: a mix of traditional Metalcore with tantalizing leads and Melodeath riffs—speeding it up even further at times: the more melody driven number “Flesh And Blood” being a great example. The acoustic version of “Fearless” makes for a soulful addition to the EP and serves as a pleasantly soft & emotional close. You can pre-order your copy of Prevailer on iTunes today; fans can also pre-order the DVD version of the EP featuring a 90 minute film about the band.
Review by Matt Crane – HHM