New Killswitch Engage Single
2013-01-30 by Ecnalzen | 164 Comments

Killswitch Engage have released their first single "In Due Time" for the upcoming album 'Disarm The Descent' on their official Youtube page. This album features the return of original vocalist Jesse Leach after Howard Jones' departure in early 2012. The album is set to be released on April 2nd of 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsXi4C1KkrE&feature=youtu.be

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TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


I will now listen to this.

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oltnabrick
January 30th 2013

29282 Comments


this rules

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QuestionableScum
January 30th 2013

90 Comments


They are still churning out genericore I see. They are effective template songwriters, and they certainly have a commitment to their template though.

YankeeDudel
January 30th 2013

9290 Comments


catchy. nothing special but not that bad

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 30th 2013

48526 Comments


They stole AILD's guitar tone hmmmm

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TrantaLocked
January 30th 2013

1384 Comments


Oh my god, not only is the song unexpectedly good, but Adam D can mix metalcore like a god. Such a
clean and well produced sound. I am really ready for this album now.

I hope there are a couple songs with AOJB-level choruses. Something with more heart, if you know what
I mean. This song is great, but the chorus is standard and not really helping the song.

elephantREVOLUTION
January 30th 2013

2702 Comments


better than i was expecting

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 30th 2013

48526 Comments


Would be good if they had Howard still

JWT155
January 30th 2013

9183 Comments


Pretty strong for a single, expecting more with the album.

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oltnabrick
January 30th 2013

29282 Comments


it sounds just like their first 2 albums but cleaner

Gmork89
January 30th 2013

5402 Comments


Awesome, good song.

bach
January 30th 2013

11135 Comments


Howard had to call it quits because of his diabeetus and longing for his family.

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TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


Holy shit i passed out for having a seisure of AVERAGE.

YankeeDudel
January 30th 2013

9290 Comments


Jesse is good but Howard just has a more distinct/powerful voice to me. I mean hes black.

THIEF
January 30th 2013

237 Comments


Adam D producers AILD guitar tone, so I doubt they "stole" it.

ViralOblivion
January 30th 2013

7679 Comments


"I will now listen to this."

Yet you listen to Carnifex...not enough breakdowns for you?

bach
January 30th 2013

11135 Comments


The harsh vox sound like 36 crazyfists. ehh catchy song, though. Hopefully the album is decent.

TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


Jesse is Jesse, Howard is Howard. Anyway, the song is pretty meh. Hope they dont go all Second self titled over this album

zxlkho
January 30th 2013

3424 Comments


¯_(ツ)_/¯

oltnabrick
January 30th 2013

29282 Comments


The Moreira proving again he has awful taste in music.

bach
January 30th 2013

11135 Comments


Jesse's vox sounded magnitudes better a decade ago.

ViralOblivion
January 30th 2013

7679 Comments


Better than I expected but ill still remain cautiously optimistic

TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


"Yet you listen to Carnifex...not enough breakdowns for you?"

That doesn't even make sense haha

ViralOblivion
January 30th 2013

7679 Comments


"The Moreira proving again he has awful taste in music."

Yep

ViralOblivion
January 30th 2013

7679 Comments


It means all you listen to is breakdown infested bullshit

TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


Every time i like something, its shit. Everytime i dont like something, there's something wrong with my taste.

#moreiraonsputnik

TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


I'll kill myself now because your taste is different than mine =(

ViralOblivion
January 30th 2013

7679 Comments


Please do thank you

Gmork89
January 30th 2013

5402 Comments


I have always felt Killswitch does what they do with a little more passion than their peers, even though they aren't necessarily unique in their execution.

TrantaLocked
January 30th 2013

1384 Comments


Viral, shut up.

TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


=(

TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


Yeah.. Since As Daylight Dies they pretty much narrowed it down to effortless chugs and choruses though.

FearThyEvil9
January 30th 2013

11330 Comments


Not bad. Better than anything off KsE II

Willie
Moderator
January 30th 2013

15774 Comments


I like it.

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TrantaLocked
January 30th 2013

1384 Comments


As Daylight Dies has some badass riffs though. This Is Absolution and My Curse are two of their best
tracks ever.

Gmork89
January 30th 2013

5402 Comments


Daylight Dies is a perfectly fine record.

ManintheBox
January 30th 2013

867 Comments


It's good, not amazing but definitely better than I was expecting. I am now slightly looking forward to this.

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TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


Oh sorry, i didn't make myself clear. I loved ADD, what came next though, was pretty yawning.

This song is catchy and all, but feels a bit too much like they're going the same way they went on their last album..

Gmork89
January 30th 2013

5402 Comments


I don't see any similarities to their last one at all. Definitely agree with you on ADD though.

TrantaLocked
January 30th 2013

1384 Comments


For me, their most recent album isn't that bad. I think it has a few really good songs, but they
aren't as "groovy" as the older Killswitch songs, and a bit more catchy.

This new song sounds pretty unique compared to any of their past songs. I won't let it define the
album as it is only one song, but I am excited now.

TheMoreira
January 30th 2013

5701 Comments


Lets see how it turns out..

oltnabrick
January 30th 2013

29282 Comments


get out of this thread. u dont even Ellen

sspedding
January 30th 2013

4715 Comments


song is ok. Band lost its spark sometime ago.

Duckman118
January 30th 2013

254 Comments


This song made me the happiest girl on the planet. Seriously fucking stoked for this album

Fluttertrank
January 30th 2013

16936 Comments


ok this is actually a lot better than the last horrible album. And thats all i asked for.

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VermicideReloadead
January 30th 2013

1434 Comments


Better than expected.

Calc
January 30th 2013

10834 Comments


ehhh....

renegadestrings
January 30th 2013

1416 Comments


... 36 Crazyfists?

fromtheinside
January 30th 2013

16360 Comments


thank God Howard is gone

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VermicideReloadead
January 30th 2013

1434 Comments


Howard wasn't that bad, he was bland only on
Killswitch Engage II

fromtheinside
January 30th 2013

16360 Comments


he would get really over dramatic

VermicideReloadead
January 30th 2013

1434 Comments


He wasn't the best but I enjoyed a part of his material, never liked the cover of holy diver.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 30th 2013

7762 Comments


Jesse sounds a bit too much like Speed with his harsh vocals now but this song is still quite entertaining

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VermicideReloadead
January 30th 2013

1434 Comments


I thought you enjoyed the Jesse's work with this band andcas.

Vakarian12
January 30th 2013

3575 Comments


boring.

VermicideReloadead
January 30th 2013

1434 Comments


I understand, album will be between 3 and 3,5 at best.

Dev518
January 30th 2013

570 Comments


If this came out 10 years ago it would be the shit.

Progger6009
January 30th 2013

1053 Comments


So its better than KSEII, but bears an extreme resemblance at first to ADD. The only difference that was 7 years ago, and I was hoping to actually hear some kind of progression of any form. That being said it was pretty whatevs.

Digging: Animals As Leaders - The Joy of Motion

Apollo
January 30th 2013

10083 Comments


It's good

ConcubinaryCode
January 30th 2013

1850 Comments


Really boring song. Ill still listen to the album though.

BallsToTheWall
January 30th 2013

44164 Comments


This slays.

Ignimbrite
January 30th 2013

5228 Comments


I dug it.

ViralOblivion
January 30th 2013

7679 Comments


I can see this being a 3.5

BallsToTheWall
January 30th 2013

44164 Comments


seriously? these guys are BACK making great music? (2)

Amen brother




TrantaLocked
January 30th 2013

1384 Comments


Andcas, I read your comment as "mediocore" instead of "mediocre."

Duckman118
January 30th 2013

254 Comments


Yeah this is great, people saying its bad just like to hate

TrantaLocked
January 30th 2013

1384 Comments


The chorus gives them that reason, but I accept the average chorus when the song as a whole is pretty
cool. I still expect more passionate and inspiring choruses in the other songs, knowing what
Killswitch is capable of. Listen to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w3fqr-K9Fk.

Makemebad35
January 30th 2013

696 Comments


Pretty solid. I'll def. be checking into the new album. Welcome back, Jesse.

TBliss2
January 30th 2013

501 Comments


Awesome stuff. Jesse > Howard.

Makemebad35
January 30th 2013

696 Comments


Pretty solid. I'll def. be checking into the new album. Welcome back, Jesse.

TrantaLocked
January 30th 2013

1384 Comments


MAKEMEBAD35 IS THAT REALLY YOU? Dude I swear if that is you I would shit my pants.

VisceralUproar
January 30th 2013

154 Comments


Really good single, definitely better than Times of Grace, which was pretty standard hard rock fare. It benefits from that classic KSE feeling.

trilogique21
January 30th 2013

340 Comments


don't think this album will touch AOJB, but this is better than the last few KSE records

zxlkho
January 30th 2013

3424 Comments


yeah so this band sounds exactly the same as they did in 2002. not in a good way.

Makemebad35
January 30th 2013

696 Comments


"MAKEMEBAD35 IS THAT REALLY YOU? Dude I swear if that is you I would shit my pants."

lol, yes sir.

MegaJake1024
January 30th 2013

606 Comments


Very good song. The chorus was definitely underwhelming, but I really like Jesse's vox and I'm sure they'll be better choruses on the album.

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TrantaLocked
January 30th 2013

1384 Comments


Damian I love your videos! You are so hilarious and I understand the way you think when you do your
pranks. I bought the Pranktour episode and am looking forward to it!

Have you listened to Between the Buried and Me's new album yet?

VermicideReloadead
January 30th 2013

1434 Comments


I actually enjoyed a big part of As Daylight Dies.

JAXETA
January 30th 2013

741 Comments


Yesssss a new unearth single

MMX
January 30th 2013

4635 Comments


Not bad

JeetJeet
January 30th 2013

660 Comments


I expected this to suck....but I really liked it.

zaruyache
January 30th 2013

4799 Comments


This band is now a Soilwork cover group.

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Immortallix
January 30th 2013

49 Comments


"They are still churning out genericore I see. They are effective template songwriters, and they certainly have a commitment to their template though. "
[2]

bloc
January 30th 2013

34489 Comments


Not gonna lie, the opening riff grooves like a mutha. But the chorus is weak.

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MO
January 30th 2013

17353 Comments


sounds like killswitch

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zrosschristian
January 30th 2013

281 Comments


Awesome song.

Scoot
January 30th 2013

17479 Comments


best i've heard from them in years

Digging: Acme - To Reduce the Choir to One Soloist

MikeC26
January 30th 2013

3077 Comments


ADD was my jam back when it came out!

RosaParks
January 30th 2013

14592 Comments


like 3/5 would be better without the chorus

withateethuh
January 30th 2013

70 Comments


I don't think they can really pull off something truly well-rounded or above average unless they significantly evolve their style. There's only so much you can do with the metalcore sound, and even though they did it really well for a few albums, it just needs to change or die.

666Micrograms
January 30th 2013

923 Comments


garbage band, defs not gonna check this

Metabolica
January 30th 2013

12 Comments


The problem for me is in prime Killswitch the verses are dark and heavy and then the chorus's get melodic on a dime. That's what made it so good. These days even the verses always have a melodic twang to them. This song's not bad tho.

GringoSuave89
January 30th 2013

943 Comments


you fucking serious? I submitted this as a story last night and it was promptly deleted. Had about 100 views before it was too....

anyway, good song. I'm hopeful.

MO
January 30th 2013

17353 Comments


OH NO 100 VIEWS WILL YOU SURVIVE!!??

Relinquished
January 30th 2013

22346 Comments


i wanted to like it

BassDemon333
January 30th 2013

3291 Comments


This rules, I'm so glad Jesse is back those vocals rule

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MuhNamesTyler
January 30th 2013

3003 Comments


Pretty sweet

FadedSun
January 30th 2013

1144 Comments


Decent song. I put it on and started to talk to a friend, but it ended and I completely forgot it was even on. A little forgettable and didn't grab my attention.

North0House2
January 30th 2013

5584 Comments


I always liked My Curse back in the day. That was it though, never liked the rest of their material. Same still applies. But I am really picky.

Digging: Horseback - Piedmont Apocrypha

TrstN01
January 30th 2013

800 Comments


I'm kind of indifferent towards the chorus, but the rest of the song is sweet.

RevenantBlue
January 30th 2013

136 Comments


The opening riff is nice, but the song sounds as if it may have been written for Howard more than Jesse...or "bland choruses" have just become synonymous with Howard, for me. In either case, this is super average.

pjquinones747
January 30th 2013

730 Comments


So fucking stoked that they're returning to the AOJB sound. Gonna be rocking to this and AOJB for a while now.

Digging: Taking Back Sunday - Happiness Is

TooLateToGoBack
January 31st 2013

1672 Comments


That was very average.

Was never too big on these guys, so meh. Chorus was really bland.

dimsim3478
January 31st 2013

3967 Comments


It's not bad but the atmosphere is so thin and the general construction (main riff especially) are ridiculously generic.

Digging: Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants

ThomasTheCure
January 31st 2013

267 Comments


that was fine. it just sounded like any other decent enough late KI song.

DotEight
January 31st 2013

5434 Comments


I miss Howard. /sadface

Durrzo
January 31st 2013

1027 Comments


Talk about an average chorus. One of the reasons I love AOJB is because Jesse totally nailed pretty much every chorus. The two new songs have had very underwhelming ones. Song is alright, I was really pumped for this album initially but I'm losing faith that it will be anything close to special.

XingKing
January 31st 2013

9014 Comments


If I wasn't told Jesse was back in the band, I honestly never would have known. Most of the vocals sound just like Howards.

XingKing
January 31st 2013

9014 Comments


Also agreeing with the Speed/Soilwork comparison.

henryChinaski
January 31st 2013

2456 Comments


Decent.

Digging: The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream

Ahmad498
January 31st 2013

240 Comments


I think it'll grow on me.

BaseballJames
January 31st 2013

368 Comments


Great song, I have high hopes for this album based on the two songs released already.

atokad432
January 31st 2013

105 Comments


#tybg

SharkEthic
January 31st 2013

572 Comments


haven't I heard this song 80.000 times before already?

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J0ckstrapsFTW
January 31st 2013

3582 Comments


This is dope

BigPleb
January 31st 2013

28449 Comments


Hmm, decent

And yeah, TheMoreira doesn't have the best taste going, but each to their own.

KILL
January 31st 2013

67023 Comments


lame

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BigPleb
January 31st 2013

28449 Comments


Hi KILL, not seen you on here for a while

Texture
January 31st 2013

40 Comments


They're doing it somewhat right again. Still too early to tell, but sounds better than anything off KSEII.

Texture
January 31st 2013

40 Comments


They're doing it somewhat right again. Still too early to tell, but sounds better than anything off KSEII.

Shogun
January 31st 2013

398 Comments


Not digging this one, pretty weak, preferred No End In Sight.

Digging: Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun

Gwyn.
January 31st 2013

13971 Comments


120+ comments?

Since when does Sputnik gives a shit about this band that much?

apert
January 31st 2013

2918 Comments


i've never really been into Killswitch, but if they got rid of the clean chorus, this wouldn't actually be that bad, imo Howard does better highs but that about it really Jesse seems better overall

TheCollectiveFacade
January 31st 2013

650 Comments


sounds the exact same as 'Alive or Just Breathing' and for that reason, and predominately that reason alone I can't appreciate it. Its been how many years and the act together with jesse hasn't progressed/varied/diversified in anyway? lol

Digging: Highs - HIGHS EP

smallz362
January 31st 2013

85 Comments


Not bad at all. Catchy as always

Minus.
January 31st 2013

2666 Comments


Sounds pretty cool

Surtur
January 31st 2013

460 Comments


Really liked this. So excited for this album now.

LunaticSoul
January 31st 2013

136 Comments


It's like they created a time machine and went back to 2002. Which, in music, is often a bad thing.

Digging: Animals As Leaders - The Joy of Motion

heyadam
January 31st 2013

1692 Comments


Why does progression ALWAYS matter? Killswitch has always been super consistent (minus KSE II) and that is something that always brings me back to them. Plus, they were my gateway metal band

Digging: The Hotelier - Home, Like NoPlace Is There

necromechanical
January 31st 2013

519 Comments


Not bad not bad. it has some cool riffs and shit. soooo much better than KSEII

AfterTheBreakdown
January 31st 2013

7106 Comments


liked it.

BigPleb
January 31st 2013

28449 Comments


Digging it more now, Jesse sounds better than ever surprisingly.

TooLateToGoBack
January 31st 2013

1672 Comments


Digging it more now [2]

Song is catchy as fuck; had it on repeat most of the day.


Drummerboy123
January 31st 2013

2164 Comments


Damn that chorus is catchy as fuck!

Hyped for KsE as always.

MonsterMash
January 31st 2013

9 Comments


Good song, Jesse is sounding great. Not sure whether I like his cleaner sounding screams on this or his older style better hmm

SideshowBob
January 31st 2013

51 Comments


lol all i heard is a boring, generic "catchy chorus" metalcore song. I see Killswitch still hasn't changed.

TrantaLocked
January 31st 2013

1384 Comments


This grew on me overnight. The chorus is likable enough.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2013

1918 Comments


Jesse has become the better vocalist. This is pretty good.

What's with the "Disarm the Descent" thing up there? Album title?

EDIT: Guess I should read articles before I post silly questions.

NonApplicable
January 31st 2013

1826 Comments


Eh. It's pretty good. Not digging the vocal tone in the chorus.

thedougler
January 31st 2013

212 Comments


poopy poop poop

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
January 31st 2013

18589 Comments


song's not amazing but it's good and sounds better than their last album.

Digging: Somos - Temple of Plenty

ChopSuey
January 31st 2013

2383 Comments


maybe this will be as good as 'As Daylight Dies'

TheNexus100
January 31st 2013

2365 Comments


Maybe!!!!

Digging: Thou - Heathen

Imperial
January 31st 2013

1681 Comments


Read the comments and you'll get aids.

Sauce
January 31st 2013

647 Comments


ew this is gross

TrantaLocked
February 1st 2013

1384 Comments


"Disarm The Descent" was mixed by veteran British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with
MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY and NEVERMORE."
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=185615

Andy Sneap is great! He is good with balance and sound stage. Interesting that Adam D didn't do all of
the sound production. Andy did work on Alive or Just Breathing and the End of Heartache, so it makes
sense.

Progger6009
February 1st 2013

1053 Comments


Ya the production is awesome as always but the best its been. The guitar tone is sooooooooo tick like a sassy african lady.

Gwyn.
February 1st 2013

13971 Comments


finally listened to this

I like it, it's incredibly generic and sounds like anything else they've done, but it's catchy enough
and Jesse > Howard when it comes to screaming(Howard's better for highs though)

Michichachi
February 1st 2013

36 Comments


THE MOREIRA sucks


oltnabrick
February 1st 2013

29282 Comments


^ best comment.

Michichachi
February 2nd 2013

36 Comments


-.-'

ViralOblivion
February 2nd 2013

7679 Comments


"Since when does Sputnik gives a shit about this band that much?"

Last album was crap and Jesse is back it makes sense for people to be curious if they improved

BassDemon333
February 2nd 2013

3291 Comments


The new album will be much better than their last two thats for sure

Gwyn.
February 2nd 2013

13971 Comments


"
Last album was crap and Jesse is back it makes sense for people to be curious if they improved "

yeah i'm actually curios on how will this turn out

never been too big on the band but i do like AOJB so since jesse and this song ain't bad i'll check it out

I predict something like 3.5 for me

Cappa
February 2nd 2013

76 Comments


Song rules. So much passion pours out of this music. This is what elevates it out of its genericore status.

Ecnalzen
February 3rd 2013

5848 Comments


Damn. That's a lot of comments.

TheMoreira
February 3rd 2013

5701 Comments


@Michichachi, lol cheers, seu carinha de cu.

Manqaness24
February 3rd 2013

113 Comments


not to bad but a improvement over his previous vocal work..

ConsumerOfNut
February 3rd 2013

111 Comments


Chorus reminds me of something that would be on Scar Symmetry's album Dark Matter Dimensions.................................strange.

Deuce8311
February 25th 2013

42 Comments


I loved and miss Howard due to his distinct vocals, but you gotta love Jesse coming back especially when they make something that sounds much better than expected. His vocals are different than before and they almost sound like a different band to me. I'm definitely excited to hear the rest.

TrantaLocked
February 27th 2013

1384 Comments


About a month until the album drops!

New Music Video for In Due Time!
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/killswitch-engage-strike-a-balance-in-due-time-premiere-
20130227

Ecnalzen
February 27th 2013

5848 Comments


I was just going to do that... You are quick like bunny, Tranta.

EDIT: Your link is all busted.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/killswitch-engage-strike-a-balance-in-due-time-premiere-20130227

TrantaLocked
March 2nd 2013

1384 Comments


The link is fine, it is Sputnikmusic that screws up posts by separating characters.

Ecnalzen
March 2nd 2013

5848 Comments


Ah, now I see. Oh well, somebody posted it as a news article anyway.



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