01 October 2021

MMH Repeat Offenders #42

It’s been almost 6 months since I contributed to our repeat offenders series here at MMH so time to check out my current favourites!

Papa Roach – Kill The Noise
I don’t have too much to say about this song other than this: It’s easily the best song Papa Roach have released in years. Listen to it.

Asking Alexandria – Antisocialist
Hailing from the latest AA album, Antisocialist is in-keeping with the bands more recent hard rock sound, and normally that is not my genre, but this song has a charm to it. The verses are slow and melodic with distortions and effects to keeps the song sounding unique in that genre, but it is the chorus that I really love. With lyrics including “I don’t wanna hear about your life, you make me wanna eat a bullet” and “Please stay away from me cause I don’t fucking like you”, this is a song I want to scream (loudly) in the face of everyone I don’t like.

Black Veil Brides – Fields Of Bone
Now this one is a weird one for me because I’ve never really liked BVB. Not disliked, not liked, just not been bothered either way. But then I heard a quick snippet of this song and it immediately grabbed my attention. I listened to the full song and ever since it’s been on repeat. With hefty riffs and a catchy melody it gives me the deep nostalgic feeling of sounds such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine and Trivium in 2004. Andy Biersack’s vocals flow excellently throughout the song with his unique style that somehow makes deep, strained vocals feel harmonious? How does he do that?

Maximum The Hormone – Koi No Mega Lover
A band that I can only describe as Japan’s lovechild of System Of A Down and Mindless Self Indulgence, Maximum The Hormone are a band you need to start listening to if you don’t already. Whilst they are a heavy metal band, their songs are, for lack of a better word, wild. They will change tempo, speed, vibe, and genre, so many times in one song, and yet somehow the songs will still be catchy as hell. Koi No Mega Lover is one of my favourite tracks of theirs. It’s the happiest heavy metal song ever and you’ll understand why I say that once you give it a spin!

The Devil Wears Prada – To The Key Of Evergreen
This song, and infact the entire album it’s from, Transit Blues, is a great mix of slow melodic metalcore and post-hardcore. I chose this song in particular as it perfectly illustrates the variety of sound on this album. Lead vocalist Mike Hranica showcases a mix of different vocal techniques. This makes the song a lot less “catchy” than the more popular metalcore/post-hardcore songs but also makes it a lot more interesting. I’m torn about what impresses me more; the drums, vocal styles, or the electronic/synthetic sounds that weave their way in and out of this track.

P.s If you like Antisocialist, check out the tracks Where Did It Go? and Rise Up to discover more of AA’s new sound.