Counterparts
Private Room


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jake E. USER (1 Reviews)
September 14th, 2018 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Short but sweet.

B-Sides are often scrapped material that an artist deems unworthy of making the final cut of an album. Or, alternatively, B-Sides can also be a form of fan service. An extra taste of what could have been. Well, as no surpise to anyone, I can safely say that Private Room is the ultimate form of the latter. Offering three new songs and clocking in at less than eight minutes, Counterparts’ new EP is a ferociously heavy, yet radiant experience that ends almost as quickly as it begins. The band has seemingly perfected their blend of melodic hardcore mixed with early-2000’s esque tributes to metalcore fathers such as Misery Signals and Poison the Well.

Private Room is a series of cuts that were made for their 2017 release You’re Not You Anymore, (except for Monument, which was originally supposed to be on Tragedy Will Find Us) but ultimately were put on the back burner until the band decided they should “see the light of day.” And holy hell am I glad they decided to make that decision. From the crowdkiller “Monument”, which has the absolute heaviest breakdown/lyrics I’ve heard from the band in a long time, “Put a ***ing bullet in my head, and dig your feet into my back before you leave” to the beautifully soaring leads of “We Forgive” this EP has everything a Counterparts fan loves, and more.


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JayEnder
September 14th 2018


2205 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Short review for a very short EP. Also, It’s my first one so try not to bash me too hard m8s!

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Snake.
September 14th 2018


20846 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cool

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calmrose
September 14th 2018


3626 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

nice

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Shoegazefan9789
September 14th 2018


986 Comments


Good work, dude!

Scoot
September 14th 2018


19079 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

they are the chevelle of hardcore

JayEnder
September 14th 2018


2205 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks for the kind words guys c:

SteakByrnes
September 14th 2018


12998 Comments


Hell yea Jay :] I still gotta peep this

Spec
September 14th 2018


35502 Comments


Good shit boys.

cloakanddagger
September 15th 2018


298 Comments


Yeah at this point Counterparts are to hardcore what Chevelle are for alt rock/alt metal, and ABR are to metalcore and Amon Amarth are to melodeath.

Their material isn't exactly groundbreaking but you can pretty much guarantee it's gonna be great.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
September 15th 2018


56112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Abr have been average at best for years now tho

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outliers
September 16th 2018


274 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

selfishly i sinks's breakdown fucks

FreddieDelaney31
September 16th 2018


4607 Comments


I should probably check this, Selfishly I Sink is mind-blowing

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outliers
September 16th 2018


274 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

PUT A FUCKING BULLET IN MY HEAD

JayEnder
September 16th 2018


2205 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Also I know I didn’t talk about Selfishly I Sink but yea that one beats cheeks too

NeurOHMancer
September 17th 2018


46 Comments


PUT A FUCKING BULLET IN MY HEAD [2]

- enter bass -

Manqaness24
September 17th 2018


157 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Counterparts B sides material still kicks ass. I honestly love ths band so damn much.

kingjulian
September 18th 2018


1523 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Damn, I feel like all three of these songs could easily replace a few tracks on their latest album. Not that any of them are bad but these songs hit me harder than a few of the previously released ones.

TheWonderSoFar
September 20th 2018


1564 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

These guys are so remarkably consistent



@Trebor what?? Rescue & Restore and Found In Far Away Places is some of their best work

ProjectFreak
September 21st 2018


2974 Comments


I'd consider R&R the last great ABR album and technically that was years ago so treb is correct

TheWonderSoFar
September 21st 2018


1564 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I thought Found in Far Away Place was just a better version of R&R but each their own



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