11 Songs, 27 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Canadian metalcore that deftly balances angst with melody.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Canadian metalcore that deftly balances angst with melody.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Putnam49 ,

Something Special

I’ve been on a metalcore kick lately thanks to Norma Jean’s All Hail, so I decided to give some of the newer metalcore acts a spin. Counterparts has stood out in a way that few others have. For one, this is an emotional record. I still have to look at the lyrics to catch everything that unclean vocalist are saying (unless the band is Fit For a King), but the vocals here speak a universal language of emotion where many unclean vocalists either sound flatly neutral or angry. Even without all of the lyrics I can tell exactly what the song is trying to convey, which is very impressive. I also think that many metalcore bands use the same generic elements of each genre, hardcore and metal, that contributes to so many bands sounding similar. While I hear the metal influence here, I get more of a hardcore vibe overall, which helps it stand out. They’re not just interspersing slow metal breakdowns into generic hardcore tracks. I’m not musically knowledgeable enough to describe it, but they’re definitely using more diverse elements from each genre than the average metalcore band. That’s not to say they can’t do a blistering metalcore breakdown, like on the tracks like Swim Beneath My Skin or Thieves. Fans of metalcore and hardcore can rejoice! We’ve got something really special on are hands here.

jpizze ,

This is some good stuff

The melody the lyrics breakdowns it’s all here . This is some good hardcore /metal core done right . Listen to these guys and tell me they are not one of the best .You are not you anymore the last song wow that’s all I have to say .🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻🤟🏻

Core miletis ,

Awesome

If you're a newcomer, you'll love this album. If you're a longtime counterparts fan, you'll love this album.

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