New Protest the Hero song

2013-09-05 by Philip Whitehead | 145 Comments
Protest the Hero have premiered a new song exclusively on heavy metal blog MetalSucks. The song, 'Clarity', comes from their upcoming new crowd funded album Volition, to be released October 29.

The song and album tracklist can be heard and viewed from this location: http://www.metalsucks.net/2013/09/05/exclusive-premiere-protest-the-hero-clarity/

Tagged: Protest the Hero

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tacos N stuff
September 5th 2013
441 Comments


Metalsucks in general just isnt loading for me
guess ill listen later =/

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TheFantasticDangler
September 5th 2013
1216 Comments


Album art rules, Will listen to the song after class. Wooooooo

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GreyShadow
September 5th 2013
608 Comments


love everything about this

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NonApplicable
September 5th 2013
2043 Comments


Song is unsurprisingly awesome. Can't wait for the album to drop!

The art is awesome too. Is that the cover?

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zxlkho
September 5th 2013
3482 Comments


yes that is the cover

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
September 5th 2013
14244 Comments


agreed

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BigPleb
September 5th 2013
40190 Comments


4/10

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
September 5th 2013
14244 Comments


reported

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 5th 2013
10448 Comments


Perfecto

Digging: CHON - Grow

BigPleb
September 5th 2013
40190 Comments


I could be a dick and say '1/10'.

Surprisingly, the vocals are the best thing about this.

Anthracks
September 5th 2013
3892 Comments


.....what happened to his voice

Digging: Ad Nauseam - Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est

woodensheets
September 5th 2013
23 Comments


Solid. They always have really good artwork.

apert
September 5th 2013
3146 Comments


Good song, like that he's doing sons harsh vocals again

Durrzo
September 5th 2013
1173 Comments


Protest songs all take me some time to really digest so I'll wait to form an opinion. Definitely excited though.

manicmonkey
September 5th 2013
461 Comments


I don't understand how they manage to produce such a distinct sound between albums. Sounds like this will be better than Scurrilous!

sailSAway
September 5th 2013
924 Comments


this is miles ahead of their last release

Digging: Diarrhea Planet - I'm Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

Durrzo
September 5th 2013
1173 Comments


This is definitely better than most if not all of the last album. That being said I think my tolerance
of Rody has hit a wall. I used to love this guy's voice but it really doesn't do much for me here, or
on the last album. I'm honestly not sure if it's his voice or his melodies that are so MEH (I think
it's probably the melodies) but either way he's not really in the plus column for me any more.

Millstone
September 5th 2013
367 Comments


It has the cathartic feel of Kezia blended with the carelessness of Scurrilous with more technical flourishes. I don't think it'll top Kezia, but I'm really excited! 8/10

syco722
September 5th 2013
492 Comments


Ah, so stoked!

AndManyMore
September 5th 2013
584 Comments


Pretty disappointed...

TomAkaVeto
September 5th 2013
1732 Comments


This is so much better than that Scurrilous garbage. Seems really awesome.

TheCollectiveFacade
September 5th 2013
834 Comments


agreed on being a mixture of the 3, and excelling leaps and bounds beyond scurrilous

Digging: Too Close To Touch - Nerve Endings

KSK1
September 5th 2013
4097 Comments


Not awful. But I really miss the sporadic switch between screams and singing. Glad there's at least SOME harsh vocals in here but it still doesn't provide the same energy.

Fieryfenderz
September 5th 2013
1524 Comments


ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ raise your dongers ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
September 5th 2013
2098 Comments


This is pretty great.

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TheNexus100
September 5th 2013
2696 Comments


jesus this is so bad

zxlkho
September 5th 2013
3482 Comments


jesus you're so bad

Millstone
September 5th 2013
367 Comments


FUCKING GOT 'EM

MosesMalone
September 5th 2013
1836 Comments


Not big on how mars volta-y the cleans have gotten.

Fieryfenderz
September 5th 2013
1524 Comments


jesus you're so bad[2]


Cipieron
September 5th 2013
3508 Comments


i'm predicting this PtH ranking later this year:


Kezia > Volition=Fortress >>>>>> Scurrilous

zxlkho
September 5th 2013
3482 Comments


guys for real though

Scurrilous is not that bad.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 5th 2013
10448 Comments


Nope, may even be their best album.

ChuckyTruant
September 5th 2013
15727 Comments


Rules

Digging: Alexisonfire - Watch Out!

zxlkho
September 5th 2013
3482 Comments


I'd say it's something like:

Kezia > Fortress >= Scurrilous

Mister Twister
September 5th 2013
1923 Comments


MetalSucks sucks. Site isn't even loading.

botb
September 5th 2013
9983 Comments


jesus you're so bad[3]

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someguest
September 5th 2013
22430 Comments


false metvl

Digging: The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy

botb
September 5th 2013
9983 Comments


adler did such a good job on this seriously though, i thought it was going to be an awkward transition drumwise but it's really not even remotely so.

Durrzo
September 5th 2013
1173 Comments


jesus you're so bad[4]

JS19
September 5th 2013
4658 Comments


Much better than I expected. Why do people who don't like Rody keep listening to new stuff and then moaning bout his voice? If you don't like it, you won't like anything by them!

Digging: The Tallest Man on Earth - Dark Bird Is Home

Millstone
September 5th 2013
367 Comments


yea if u dunt liek it den dunt lisen to it

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 5th 2013
51197 Comments


way better than the last album already

I actually hear emotion this time around

SCREAM!
September 5th 2013
10720 Comments


They did a really good job here. Sounds like PtH but like they're having fun again

Sconza
September 5th 2013
265 Comments


Song blows. Hopefully the rest of the album will be an improvement.

Durrzo
September 5th 2013
1173 Comments


Well after digesting for 10 listens or so I'll say it's definitely better than the entire last album, and on par with songs from Fortress. Awesome track for a hopefully awesome album.

VicariousIntent
September 5th 2013
1604 Comments


Are we all listening to the same song? This just BARELY feels like a Protest song, and I think Adler's drum performance felt totally phoned in. It's bland, generic metal drums and not anything like the creativity Moe brought to the band. Also totally seconded on whoever said the vocals sounded Mars Vola-y

Inferis
September 5th 2013
442 Comments


This is a nice fucking change. They actually gave the instruments room to breathe on this song.

SCREAM!
September 5th 2013
10720 Comments


"Are we all listening to the same song? This just BARELY feels like a Protest song, and I think Adler's drum performance felt totally phoned in. It's bland, generic metal drums and not anything like the creativity Moe brought to the band. Also totally seconded on whoever said the vocals sounded Mars Vola-y"

I'm starting to wonder the same thing. How does this not sound like a PtH song other than maybe the drums?
Also considering how huge of a change in style this is for Adler I think he did a great job adapting himself.

MO
September 5th 2013
19476 Comments


"Surprisingly, the vocals are the best thing about this."

wow it must really suck then

Durrzo
September 5th 2013
1173 Comments


"It's bland, generic metal drums and not anything like the creativity Moe brought to the band."

Lolwut. Moe is a perfectly capable drummer but his playing was far from creative, I found it to be
quite bland a lot of the time. Adler didn't get too flashy here but it fits.

VicariousIntent
September 5th 2013
1604 Comments


Yeah after listening to it a few more times I don't quite hate it as much anymore, I was little harsh.

Sure, it's hard for Adler I'm sure, but that just means he clearly wasn't the right choice of drummer for this record. I really
miss the breakneck pace of their past songs. That punk influence was so crucial to their sound imo, so those spastic
changes aren't really present anymore. But I guess it feels a bit more mature and the structure is pretty cool.

Uqnivde
September 5th 2013
64 Comments


Pretty good song. Surprisingly streamlined and focused, was expecting something more whacky. The drumming
is boring, but the artwork rules.

Hopelust
September 5th 2013
1368 Comments


boy it's just lovin' or hatin' all across the board.

NastyCrab
September 5th 2013
328 Comments


Song is awesome. Can't wait for the album now.

Spokklett
September 5th 2013
116 Comments


Song is very cool, definitely a step in the right direction. My only gripe the guitars sound really overproduced

ThomasTheCure
September 5th 2013
313 Comments


this is a lot better than i expected. pretty kickass.

Digging: The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

deathofasalesman
September 5th 2013
5882 Comments


Almost forgot Adler was on drums for this. I think they actually sound tighter with him behind the kit.

I do miss how wild Bloodmeat and other tracks on Fortress/Kezia were. But this is pretty solid.

Epicenter
September 5th 2013
184 Comments


Yeah, this is awesome.

Cipieron
September 5th 2013
3508 Comments


this is a perfectly fine progression of sound for them imo.

if this sounded like kezia or fortress i'd be pissed. we already have those albums, i don't want another

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 5th 2013
10448 Comments


All these extreme reactions are funny, considering this song's sound isn't much of a shocker.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
September 5th 2013
22412 Comments


sounds great to me

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Tyrael
September 5th 2013
20988 Comments


Of course it does

dathvada321
September 5th 2013
1456 Comments


sick song

DatBeefPudding
September 5th 2013
1395 Comments


PROTEST IS BACK BABY!

dathvada321
September 5th 2013
1456 Comments


damn this song rips so hard. especially that outro

Funeralopolis
September 5th 2013
12388 Comments


what a mid paced dud

Digging: Death Grips - Exmilitary

gocsa666
September 5th 2013
151 Comments


Damn, such lackluster drumming though. Moe get your ass back in this band!

staticNUMEROcuatro
September 5th 2013
53 Comments


what happened to the drummer

dathvada321
September 5th 2013
1456 Comments


"Damn, such lackluster drumming though. Moe get your ass back in this band!"

cant agree with you there

Hockeytown
September 5th 2013
102 Comments


songs good, they will never top fortress though

snerefedsav
September 5th 2013
866 Comments


that album art is amazing

bloc
September 5th 2013
35295 Comments


Holy fucking shit this is awesome. Glad to see the people's money was wisely spent.

Is that the album art for the exclusive version or the regular one though? I heard there were two different versions of the album.

jmh886
September 5th 2013
948 Comments


song rules.

jmh886
September 5th 2013
948 Comments


also, rody sounds good. slightly less whiny than usual. not that i dont enjoy it.

jmh886
September 5th 2013
948 Comments


also, rody sounds good. slightly less whiny than usual. not that i dont enjoy it.

Krossceeper
September 5th 2013
83 Comments


Considering metalsucks, sucks, here's a site that loads properly with the song.

http://www.underthegunreview.net/2013/09/05/stream-protest-the-hero-clarity/

FourthReich
September 5th 2013
19344 Comments


pretty solid, sounded a lot like fortress imo

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eleventhsun
September 5th 2013
1475 Comments


Light years ahead of Scurrilous? Not even close. This track has nothing on Cest La Vie, Moonlight, Termites or Tongue Splitter just off the top of my head.


swordsforhands
September 5th 2013
466 Comments


I didn't like Scurrilous that much, liking this a lot though.

eleventhsun
September 5th 2013
1475 Comments


That's what confuses me, they really have a consistent sound throughout all of their albums.

Progger6009
September 5th 2013
1130 Comments


That was awesome, gonna be better than scurrilous.

DatsNotDaMetulz
September 5th 2013
1971 Comments


The traffic for the song may have broken MetalSucks. This was a pretty big exclusive for them.

Ecnalzen
September 5th 2013
6904 Comments


Never been too into these guys, but this song is pretty fun.

Gyromania
September 5th 2013
17111 Comments


shit band amirite?


lachis
September 5th 2013
240 Comments


way better than that piece of shit scurrilous

mindleviticus
September 5th 2013
8425 Comments


Sounds a bit akin to post hardcore to be honest

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BigSimo
September 5th 2013
175 Comments


surprisingly really good!?

SpinLightTwo
September 5th 2013
1043 Comments


It reminded me of Kezia when the more melodic parts came about but their aggressive side is definitely
going in a different direction, a lot more straightforward even. It does have that Protest vibe, no
doubt. I definitely like it.

Durrzo
September 5th 2013
1173 Comments


Honestly they could use some more straightforward direction, which is part of the reason I like this song so much. The endless spastic noodling was beat to death on the last album. This is still clearly their sound but more... mature I guess would be the word. I approve.

SpinLightTwo
September 5th 2013
1043 Comments


Yeah man I think that it is trying to focus that chaos, but I am not really taking any sides yet on
whether or not that is a good thing. I think they are really trying to vary it up--something they
have always been good at--and I think that this time around Adler has had a lot of influence.

also, 1000 comments, awesome.

ProtestTheLegacy
September 6th 2013
34 Comments


More aggressive in a good way. Reminiscent of some hybrid Kezia/Fortress sound. Refreshing to hear after Scurrilous.

Digging: Izah - Sistere

shaolinmonk
September 6th 2013
37 Comments


I think im on the super excited for this album side of the fence

c0nf1n3d
September 6th 2013
290 Comments


It was pretty cool.

elephantREVOLUTION
September 6th 2013
2836 Comments


solid song but this band just doesn't interest me like they used to a few years ago.

dathvada321
September 6th 2013
1456 Comments


I have a great feeling about the new album

IntoTheFire
September 6th 2013
94 Comments


Sounds like periphery

renegadestrings
September 6th 2013
1477 Comments


great song, as per usual. i'm sure the album will slay.

oh and Scurrilous ruled... minus the song Termites. didn't do a thing for me.

PuddlesPuddles
September 6th 2013
4787 Comments


sounded a bit too straight to be pth

like someone said earlier about the wildness of bloodmeat

Durrzo
September 6th 2013
1173 Comments


"Sounds like periphery"

Yeah totally, if you're deaf.

DatBeefPudding
September 6th 2013
1395 Comments


^i think he's referring to the joke PTH made calling their new album Periphery III

Spec
September 6th 2013
27986 Comments


Like this better than pretty much anything on the last album.

The drumming sounds a bit dull but i'm sure the rest of the album will be better.

henryChinaski
September 6th 2013
3045 Comments


Good song.

Digging: Skyharbor - Guiding Lights

eleventhsun
September 6th 2013
1475 Comments


Really renegade? I think Termites is one of their best songs, track rules hard.

MasBarHigeuoris21
September 6th 2013
1651 Comments


Song is okay. Will have to check out the new album. Hopefully this will not be the only track off their new album with harsh vocals

Funeralopolis
September 6th 2013
12388 Comments


gonna see em live in novemeber with architects m/

FenixZero
September 6th 2013
392 Comments


4.5/10

Phideaux
September 6th 2013
1656 Comments


Dat album cover. Song is awesome.

peartnoy
September 6th 2013
1246 Comments


@Funeral

Me too. Gonna be awesome!

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
September 6th 2013
22412 Comments


song gets better with each listen. cannot fucking wait for the new album now

johnnydeking29
September 6th 2013
9999 Comments


^I thought it'd be a grower; I liked it on first listen but haven't heard it since
And yeah, this won't be aoty (because Kayo Dot didn't make it), but it is probably top 5 material

TheSkilledMachinist9
September 6th 2013
99 Comments


Is good but something is missing

Cipieron
September 6th 2013
3508 Comments


your enthusiasm for great music is what's missing

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
September 6th 2013
14244 Comments


awesome post 5~/5~

Cipieron
September 6th 2013
3508 Comments


i'm here through the weekend

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
September 6th 2013
14244 Comments


i swear dude if youre fucking with me i will find you

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
September 6th 2013
14244 Comments


lol jk dont call the pigs on me bye bye qt

Cipieron
September 6th 2013
3508 Comments


nah i'm here forever

TheCollectiveFacade
September 6th 2013
834 Comments


ya ive heard this several times now, and in my eyes they really havent written progressive composite quite like this.

Daedus
September 6th 2013
101 Comments


A resounding "meh".

Feather
September 7th 2013
1501 Comments


scurrilious = fortress > kezia....

Feather
September 7th 2013
1501 Comments


loved this song though

Motiv3
September 7th 2013
8957 Comments


sounding solid. Definitely better than anything off Scurrilous.

Durrzo
September 7th 2013
1173 Comments


"scurrilious = fortress > kezia...."

Hellllllllll no. Fortress is so so SO much better than Scurrilous.

Cipieron
September 7th 2013
3508 Comments


and kezia last? wtf is wrong with you?

Feather
September 8th 2013
1501 Comments


I'm sorry :/

crowing51
September 8th 2013
3478 Comments


Is it just me or does the lead part at 3:10 sound really fucking familiar? I can't fucking think of where I have heard that exact part before.

dathvada321
September 9th 2013
1456 Comments


scurrilous is underrated.

DamnVanne
September 9th 2013
1875 Comments


song 3.5/5
art 5/3.5

Digging: Circ - Family Strike

MrxSelfxDestruct
September 9th 2013
495 Comments


Fortress > Kezia = Scurrilous
f u

Destructerator
September 13th 2013
853 Comments


Why do Rody's vocals always sound out of place?

Destructerator
September 13th 2013
853 Comments


definitely some wicked guitar work here.

peartnoy
September 15th 2013
1246 Comments


Great freaking song

DatBeefPudding
September 15th 2013
1395 Comments


im so happy harsh vocals are back

ShovelThrash
September 18th 2013
89 Comments


its clearly Fortress => Kezia >> Scurrilous. Interesting to see where this badboy slots in. Initially impressed though.

DatBeefPudding
September 18th 2013
1395 Comments


"Why do Rody's vocals always sound out of place?"

they... don't?

Progger6009
September 20th 2013
1130 Comments


Never do in fact.

Progger6009
September 20th 2013
1130 Comments


Never do in fact.

Funeralopolis
September 20th 2013
12388 Comments


right now in this thread there are people who think Kezia isn't their worst album

doge. jpeg

Progger6009
September 20th 2013
1130 Comments


Never do in fact.

Artuma
September 20th 2013
18257 Comments


song rules

Digging: Coil - The Ape of Naples

DrGonzo1937
September 20th 2013
8438 Comments


Band is balls

NastyCrab
September 20th 2013
328 Comments


band balls hard

Progger6009
September 21st 2013
1130 Comments


Go balls!

Destructerator
September 24th 2013
853 Comments


I read somewhere that they write and record the entire song before Rody has to put vocals over top the finished product. This was at least true for when Arif wasn't writing the lyrics.



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