IRE is Parkway Drive’s latest offering and certainly brings the noise, it’s a massive album showcasing why they are the kings of Metalcore in Australia and can hold their own around the world. While also branching out in favour of a more heavy metal influence.
Once the album dropped on the 25th of September it proved to be more than just the 3 singles released in the build up. “Writings on the Wall” is just an amazing piece of art, with its haunting spoken word lyrics and matching classical instrumentation the song leaves a lasting impression. “Bottom Feeder” is the pure indulgent headbanging classic in the making with its quick and sharp riffs, almost clinical drumming and the final 40 seconds is just made to move your head. “A Deathless Song” is the perfect end to a brilliant album, it slows right down and holds you right till the end showcasing yet another side to Parkway Drive’s repertoire.
Before this album I’d heard of the band Parkway Drive and might have listened to a song or two but I never considered myself a fan but this album has changed that. I’ll be going through their back catalogue and seeing what other pure gold they’ve released over the years. It’s a shame I won’t be in London when they come over next year otherwise I’d be there rocking out with the faithful. But in the end the band has at least succeeded in converting yet another into their legion of world wide fans.
Written by Dan Harlond