Release Date: Available Now
Label: Victory Records
Metalcore act Tear Out The Heart (now teamed up with Victory Records) are set to release their new full-length entitled Violence. An impressive synchronization of technical instrumentals can be heard on the album’s opening tracks “Dead By Dawn” and “Infamous Last Words” fast-paced and charged with a powerful Death vocal onslaught. While the album goes a bit heavy on breakdowns, synth, and high-pitched choruses (which may or may not be your cup of tea) in songs like “Crucified” and “Feed Me A Stray Cat” – tracks like “Eternal Shadows” (a personal favorite) and “Darker Tides” really enable the band’s musical talent to shine with tantalizing leads and intricate slashing rhythms; not to mention a more raw display of singer Tyler Konersman’s aggressive vocal delivery.
Some notable guest vocals from the likes of Caleb Shomo, and Dan Marsala create a couple standout tracks that are sure to be fun for the listener: “Undead Anthem” and “Coffin Eyes” respectively. Violence does incorporate some of the genre’s more common trends as of late, but without over saturated use – enabling the band’s talented technical/melodic guitar skill, and standout vocals (amongst other strengths) to steal the show.
RIYL: Miss May I, Parkway Drive, Attack Attack!
Review by Matt Crane – HHM