Advocates // Detachment [Single Review]

Advocates // Detachment [Single Review]

June 29, 2018

 

Song: Detachment

Band: Advocates

Release: Detachment (Single)

Area: Melbourne, Australia.

Date of release: 13/06/2018

Genre: Progressive Metalcore

Reviewer: Michael Dixon

Record Label: Friends Like Us

Mixed & Mastered: Lance Prenc

For Fans Of: Architects, Periphery, Northlane.

 

“So I numb the pain to feel whole again. Days turn into nights, and I'm alone with my thoughts again. Throw caution to the wind, be sure to land safe on solid ground. If only you could see what's become of everything. There's nothing left for us to salvage.”

 

'Detachment' is the latest single from the Melbourne-based five piece Progressive Metalcore band since the departure of guitarist David Smythe and the addition of Robbie Blaich. There is a new-found energy and compelling darkness to their sound since the release of previous single 'Wither' back in October last year. It shows both a maturity and an improvement in songwriting. This song is, in a nutshell, about confronting mental health issues head on and accepting how fucked up the world is

 

Lead vocalist Detlyn has majorly stepped up with his vocal delivery, adding more urgency and furiosity to his screaming range. The band also seem to be experimenting more with their sound production, adding delicate melodic layers to break up the heavier guitar riffs and breakdowns. By doing this, it shows that they’re trying harder to become more than just another generic metalcore band and give themselves a unique edge to their sound.

 

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Vocals: 9/10 

Guitars: 8.5/10

Bass: 8/10

Drums: 8.5/10

Lyrics: 4/5

 

Would You Go And See Them (WYGAST) 4.5/5

Mixing: 8/10

Production: 17/20

Structure: 18/20

 

Overall: 88/100

Personal Enjoyment: 8.5/10                                                   

 

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