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While She Sleeps | This is the Six

25 Jan
"This is the Six"

“This is the Six”

Album Review by: Jeanette LeBlanc

“This is the Six” creates an emotional rollercoaster, you can tell that these guys put their heart into every second of it- which in turn, causes you to want to hold on with them throughout the entire ride.

While She Sleeps is a metallic hard-core band from Sheffield, England. “This is the Six” is the band’s first studio full-length album that was released on August 13th, 2012 through Search and Destroy Records. The album is a follow-up to their mini-debut “The North Stands for Nothing” that was released in 2010 and got the band noticed. While She Sleeps has only been a band since 2006 and at this point- they can’t be stopped. The band received best British newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards just last year and they have been added to the Vans Warped Tour line-up for 2013. “This is the Six” highlights the dynamics of what the band is capable of. The album consists of a wide range of; melodic guitar tones, power-filled guitar riffs, thick bass, serenading piano interludes, catchy gang vocals and rough-passionate screams.

The album sets things off with “Dead Behind Those Eyes”, which instantly rips you into the feel of the whole album; head-banging, heavy and catchy. The second song “False Freedom” invites new harmonies and more indifferent vocals that lead to a slowed down, passionate feel with choir sounding gang vocals. The album keeps you engaged, especially until “Seven Hills”, this song separates itself from the others, the guitar harmonies sing to you while the fast-paced drums make you want to move. The gang vocals will have you singing along the first time hearing it and after walking away, they will leave the song in your head. The track is then followed by “Our Courage Our Cancer” which introduces the bands capability of writing slower, more heart-filled songs. The song starts off with a stunning piano intro that is then unified into a heavier yet calm mood that allows you to lose yourself in the music. The second half of the album brings even more heavy-sentiment, especially during “Love at War”- This song will bring you up and down with a steady combination of everything that makes the album adoring.

While She Sleeps, “This is the Six” creates an emotional rollercoaster, you can tell that these guys put their heart into every second of it- which in turn, causes you to want to hold on with them throughout the entire ride. The band has announced they will be co-headlining Parkway Drive’s “Atlas North American Tour” and they are scheduled to make it to the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on April 16th. The band will also be returning to the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on July 5th with Vans Warped Tour. To order or listen to part of the album visit While She Sleeps music.

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Parkway Drive | Atlas

24 Jan

Parkway DriveAlbum Review by: Jeanette LeBlanc

Atlas is the fourth studio album from Australian metal band, Parkway Drive. The album was released through Epitaph Records on October 26th, 2012- with much anticipation. The album begins with an introductory song titled “Sparks” consisting of a blend of serenading acoustics and synthesizing harmonies that help create a peaceful, innocent image before gradually tearing into a combination of powerful guitars and immaculate rough-wet vocals. If this introduction can’t get you excited about the rest of the album, then you should give up on heavy music all together at this point.

The album manages to hold a firm grasp on your attention throughout, especially the song “Wild Eyes”. This song clearly separates itself from the rest. The song begins with emotionally matched; guitar riffs and chanting gang vocals, this combination will have you singing along- even on your first time listening. This song leaves you on the edge of your seat wanting to scream out loud, while the mood takes you from calm and inspired to up and ready for action.

If you are a long-time Parkway Drive fan, it is safe to say that this album comes back full strife. The band has returned with their notorious break-downs and progressive rushes of wanting to throw down. If you have never listened to the band before then it is also safe to say that you are going to fall in love. Parkway Drive seems to have managed to stay true to their fans and their sound in this album while going that extra step above. The band has announced the “Atlas North American Tour” and will be reaching the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on April 16th with co-headliner While She Sleeps.