Most of us are at least a little bit excited about the forthcoming Killswitch Engage record Disarm the Descent; at least, those of us who cut our teeth on the melodic metalcore uprising in the 00’s. Killswitch Engage was one of the first metal bands I became an avid fan of, and though they’ve fallen out of my listening habits almost entirely over the years, pure nostalgia caused by the return of original vocalist Jesse Leech has me stoked.
The album’s first single ‘In Due Time’ set the tone for us that Killswitch Engage were indeed back to writing super catchy and not boring songs, and they’ve now followed up with a new track, ‘The New Awakening’, and it sounds like Killswitch Engage. The band has a formula for sure, but that doesn’t make the song not rock. Those classic melodic death metal-style guitar leads in the chorus bring me back, man. Check it:
Disarm the Descent is out April 2nd on Roadrunner Records.