||Well, where should I start! I can keep going
and going about Given
With Honor and “The New Beginning Is Gone.” One moment
they sound like Amon Amarth, then Hatebreed, then Kataklysm, then
The Dillinger Escape Plan, it’s mind-blowing! They remind me
of Shadows Fall but more extreme. The band uses a similar combination
of hardcore, Swedish death and thrash. Brutal heavy riffs, fast melodic
riffs, and arpeggios all give you tons of energy and adrenaline. There
are very dramatic riffs with tons of feeling. The beat and breakdowns
are what pit fans thrive on. I’d love to be in the pit busting
some heads when this band is playing. Given With Honor is another
band hardcore and death metal fans can fight over in the pit. It’s
a grand album to listen to when you need to get your aggression out.
The musicianship is stellar. These guys know how to get the most out
of their songs including a fluid metal sound through most songs. Screaming
hardcore/death vocals are excellent and a singing vocal that is good
most of the time, but can be a little weak. Eight tracks and thirty
minutes of music that once you play it, you can’t get enough.
There aren’t a few good songs; there is a collection of them!
“Everything Is Better On Fire,” “The Weight Of The
World,” “On Broken Wings,” “Peacemaker”
and “Tri-State Shooting Spree” will all kick your ass
and the rest of the tracks are better than what most bands can do.
It would be smart for everything to check these guys out, you would
be stupid not to. I have a feeling this disc is going to be in my
CD player for a while!