While I'm fond of all the songs on the album this song as a single surprised me. Like I said in my review I understand why they chose the title track as the first single, it's catchy and it's got this pretty grandiose feel about it but, again like I said in the review, it gives the impression that they are "just" a deathcore band. I expected the next single to be something featuring clean vocals and some of the less deathcore elements but I guess I was wrong. It's still a good track and the video is a well shot performance video from Tech Fest so it shows the band playing it's second show ever.
Whether you enjoy this or not I recommend checking out the album, which came out a little less than a week ago. My favorite track is probably Filth but it's a great overall listen so just go for it.
I know about the whole "recording at half speed" thing, frankly I don't buy it and even if I did I wouldn't really care. If I like listening to it, how it's made doesn't concern me. If they can't play it live they shouldn't bother trying but they're playing the Canadian leg of Summer Slaughter so I'm guessing they pull it off.
So back to the video at hand then. This is the first look we have of the band with a new drummer (kinda strange to see some dude whose not Aaron Kitcher drumming to what is supposedly Kitcher's recorded drums) and the first 8 string RoS song. I love the fact that they continued down the "ultra-tech deathcore with melodic parts thrown in here and there" path that Dingir lead them down so I'm happy with it. It didn't blow me away with any surprises after my hours-upon-hours spent with Dingir but I really liked it.
Speaking of the Canadian leg of Summer Slaughter, could I interest you in a new single from Black Crown Initiate?
Their EP Song of the Crippled Bull was one of the best EP's of last year and I firmly believe their full length will blow us all away. This new song, The Great Mistake, only reaffirmed my belief that it will. The same awesome drumming, great varied vocals, the bassist absolutely killing it, guitars churning out great riff after great riff and the overall sound is so solid I think impenetrable would be a better description.
Listen to the song and the EP, buy the EP (only $3) and the full length (when it comes out) 'cause you don't want to miss this.