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Worth Dying For
Tears & Ashes
Released: 2011, N/A
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
After reading the bio from these guys it’s obvious they don’t care about the boring facts of when/where or how they were formed or even what genre they fall into but the band state this; ‘We write and play what we think is good, regardless of genre. We are unapologetically geeky, misfits in a scene where good looks and uniformity seems to be almost more important than what brought us to this in the first place. We are opinionated, we get on each other's nerves often, we've shared many hardships and disappointments, as well as much joy and surprises. We come from very different backgrounds and we are at the core very different personalities and it makes us unique, the wayward sheep out of the flock. We breathe and live thanks to our music. It is what binds us together, what keeps us going. This is what we want you to know about us. This is what we are. We are Worth Dying For.’
I can tell you that they are a Progressive/Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore band from Quebec City with their latest album ‘Tears & Ashes’ being produced by Antoine Baril and Worth Dying For members, with the album being mixed by Antoine Baril and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren…think that is all we are going to get for the facts today!
So on with the album…and what a great album it is! This isn’t one of my favourite genres, but as soon as I heard this band they immediately got my attention. It is hard to put them in a direct genre as each track brings in something different. They reminded me a lot of old Killswitch Engage and In Flames and have similarities to Into Eternity....and have some impressive guitar riffs that reminded me of Children of Bodom. As soon as I thought I knew where the album was going, it took another turn in direction, keeping each track unique and individual.
Every member is on top form for this release with great production and sound but it’s Xander Tremblay's vocals that I just loved. He shows great versatility in every track from deep aggressive growls to clean crisp vocals which just shows how great is voice really is. I'm not sure the album needed to be this long, as tracks did become slightly repetitive towards the end, but I have to say I did enjoy every one of them.
There are elements of metalcore in this band but there is so much more going on that I think this is a band that will appeal to many metal fans out there and although I have not heard anything else of theirs, after this album I will be sure to check them out!
Review by: Jo Blackened
01. Haunted (5:24)
02. The Drawing of the Three (4:26)
03. The Killing Sound (3:57)
04. They Speak in Wavelengths... (5:52)
05. Of Glorious Remains pt. I – The Poisoned (5:34)
06. Scorched Earth Policy (3:55)
07. Drowning in Whispers (5:07)
08. Virgin Black (4:14)
09. Bloodwork (3:45)
10. ...And We Answer in Shockwaves (3:37)
11. Chameleon (4:00)
12. Of Glorious Remains pt. II - Fading Lights (6:12)
Xander Tremblay - Vocals
Alexandre Fisette - Guitars
Vincent Bourgouin - Bass
JP Bessette - Keyboards & Back Vocals
Keven Bessette – Drums
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