Parkway Drive
Deep Blue


4.0
excellent

Review

by Leotroy USER (5 Reviews)
March 12th, 2011 | 10 replies | 4,246 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Parkway Drive are set to destroy!

0 of 2 thought this review was well written

Aussie beatdown crew Parkway Drive deliver a visceral slab of metalcore fury, perfect for a classic throw down.

Its brutal & meaty as a 12oz steak thrown on the barbie, but also retains maturity and a new found simplicity in its 13 bruisers.

Old timers will be happy to hear that the breakdowns haven't decreased in their sheer ear-drum-battering brilliance. The catchphrases are also still in attendance; ("Unrest: "what the *** have i become!" & Deliver Me: "Torn in two!") to name only two of the potential scream-along moments.

Production (thanks to Joe Barresi) is rawer than before, helping the rabid fury of the band to seep through the cracks in the previous sheen they experienced with Killswitch Engage nutjob Adam D.

Winston McCall is a hardcore superstar. He seamlessly combines surfer attitude and terrifying intensity, with a dark side of philosophy and melancholy. One of the biggest strengths of this album, is the lyrics themselves; "See you can win the rat race, but youre still nothin' but a ***in' rat!".

Negatives come in the form of a dip in quality towards the end, "Hollow and Leviathan I" are to blame. Whilst not being bad, after the innovation of Home Is For The Heartless (you have to hear it to believe it...think a metalcore bon jovi!) and before we get punched in the face by the skate-punk-esque rattle of "Set To Destroy", they're stuffed in there like insulation, not as weedy pinpoints, but as more of the same.

However, if you like metalcore, you will like this album. Perhaps derivative to some, the quality of songs is stronger than ever. Plus its deep! (for once). So don your flip flops, grab a pint and throw down......

Parkway Drive are set to destroy!

4

Leo Troy

Must hear:
Unrest, Deliver Me, Set To Destroy

For fans of: August Burns Red, As I Lay Dying, I Killed The Prom Queen


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Metalcore Masterclass...

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After a few long years of wait, the album that is as raw and organic as you can get is released and ...

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What could have been a fantastic record falls short, but still remains better than average....

B R A N D O N S C O T T (3)
Just another Parkway Drive record...


Comments:Add a Comment 
Acanthus
March 12th 2011



9537 Comments


Small paragraphs... lots of spaces.... I can't handle them.

InFiction
March 12th 2011



3651 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

Review could use a little work. It's kind of ironic that you have a go at those two tracks because they're nothing but insulation, when you've done the same thing with the spacing in your review to make it seem longer.
Not a bad first try (?) though.

Erratic
March 12th 2011



1120 Comments


Get rid of the 4 and your name at the end. Those are both at the top of the page

gabethepiratesquid
March 13th 2011



4521 Comments


This album sucks
This band sucks
August Burns Red sucks
This review sucks

My life sucks

Edwin
March 13th 2011



1399 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

At first glance I thought Leo Tolstoy had written this.

Emim
March 13th 2011



26618 Comments


SO CRY ME A FUCKING RIVER, BITCH!

Leatherneck
March 13th 2011



660 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This album sucks
This band sucks
August Burns Red is decent
This review sucks

My life goes on as planned

Leatherneck
March 13th 2011



660 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

and dude you posted like 5 reviews in one day that's like, crazy

SHAKEandBAKE
March 13th 2011



1310 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

"Aussie beatdown crew"

lol

RobotJesus
March 13th 2011



432 Comments


And lulz where had by all at this review



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