While I have heard a few songs by Asking Alexandria before, I haven’t heard enough of them to say whether or not this is the first time they use clean vocals, but the mix of clean vocals and screaming here is quite powerful. According to Wiki, they’re a metalcore band, and I suppose that best describes the over all music here, but then there’s a gentle, acoustic, piano part with warm strings. “I need to cut you out / I need to count you out,” is sung softly… Then there’s a few more words before it gradually gets heavier and erupts again, only to get quieter during the end. It’s definitely one of the most epic and fully fleshed out metal songs I’ve heard all year. So many styles meshing together perfectly. If there’s someone in your life who’s bad for you, who makes you feel like you’re drowning when you’re around them, or sucks the life right out of you, this song would be the perfect anthem to listen to as you write your big fuck off speech.
An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.