The Amity Affliction are paying penance. Dragged at the altar for daring to experiment heavily …
With anticipation surrounding the release of Patient Sixty-Seven’s second EP, Home Truths, set for release next month on 14th February, the Perth-based trio dropped the title track on 10th January, and it’s a mint example for what else is to follow on the EP.
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Confronting some of life’s hardest moments through asking one of the more difficult questions, Where to From Here is an emotional expression that explores the devastation and trivial concerns that a child faces when their parent is confronted with a life-altering diagnosis.
With a helping hand provided through the writing process from front man Kellin Quinn of Sleeping with Sirens, it’s an absolute metal-banger; even through the harrowing breakdowns and wailing verses, Where to From Here rollicks within the verses in waves of desperation that are met with a sea of hopefulness.
… it should also be taken as an obvious indicator that big things are on the horizon for this Perth outfit.
As the Home Truths transpires through the six tracks, the echoing of rigorous breakdowns and ample effects create choruses of loving determination and perseverance during every song. While the album opens with an urgency that can be heard within Help Inflicted, Patient Sixty-Seven source their heavier muses during Blackout with ear splitting growls and ground-breaking rhythms that enhance the complexity of their music.
What’s Left of Us takes a more alternative approach to metal, with choruses and intermittent choruses reminiscent of Underoath. With a mystic essence present within Retrograde, we’re again drawn into the intensity of the track that’s delivered through the harsh vocals and melodic guitar riffs. What’s Left of Us (Reimagined), takes a new approach on the earlier track, What’s Left of Us, that shows us a different side to Patient Sixty-Seven, musically. With a gentle closing that enhances the bands diverse style to wrap up the album, it should also be taken as an obvious indicator that big things are on the horizon for this Perth outfit.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Where to From Here, Blackout, Retrograde.
STICK THIS NEXT TO: The Amity Affliction, Northlane, Underoath.