Over the years, Buffalo metalcore weirdos Every Time I Die have proved themselves to be more than just part of a trend. While many of their peers rose and fell over the course of a few soaring refrains, ETID not only made adventurous music that challenged their listeners, they also performed live shows that instantly created new fans while entertaining old ones. So given how dedicated the band are to making sure their followers get the full shebang in whatever they do, it’s unsurprising to find out that Every Time I Die’s new single — is actually two new singles!
The two new tracks are called “A Colossal Wreck” and “Desperate Pleasures,” and will ostensibly be featured on their upcoming new album, which guitarist and pro wrestler Andy Williams told MetalSucks would be “crazy” and “dangerous.” Both were produced, it’s worth noting, by Will Putney, known as the mastermind behind Fit For An Autopsy and producer extraordinaire for bands including Knocked Loose and Norma Jean.
The first of the two, “A Colossal Wreck,” is the kind of off-kilter all-elbows noisecore song that the band have become known for, with vocalist Keith Buckley shrieking his lungs out in fine form. “Desperate Pleasures,” on the other hand, definitely opens with a more menacing mid-paced atmosphere, and features Keith singing with a realJello Biafra-meets-Nick Cave revival barker kind of vibe. The track certainly opens up into a whirl of gallops and screams, but that atmosphere hangs around throughout. The two complement each other well — one going full chaotic, the other laying on a thick level of hostile poetry — and make for an awesome snapshot of Every Time I Die in 2020.
Check out “A Colossal Wreck” below:
And listen to “Desperate Pleasures” here:
We’ll let you know more about Every Time I Die’s upcoming new record as we hear about it.
Words by Chris Krovatin