July 28, 2017 |

A Promise To Forget – Dying To Live

A Promise To Forget – Dying To Live

July 28, 2017 |

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After overcoming numerous hurdles along the way, Birmingham metalcore outfit A Promise To Forget are ready to drop their debut album Dying To Live in August. The fruit of their long labours is a self-released record of immense sincerity and personality. ‘Metalcore’ is something of a blanket term these days, applied to an increasingly disparate list of bands and soundscapes. Perhaps this is why A Promise To Forget write ‘decide for yourself’ in the genre column of their Facebook page.

The band eschew some of the more familiar conventions of their peers and go for a sound that blends the arena sized choruses of bands like Mallory Knox with the belly rumbling heaviness of Bury Tomorrow, fortunately not resorting to the harsh verse, clean chorus formula track after track. The former comparison is demonstrated best by the trio of heavy hitters that open the album, Old Friends, Ravens and Writing Desks and lead single Sylvia. Each of these tracks comes equipped with soaring melodies bigger than the last.