Today it’s the turn of metalcore rockers The Royal to let us in on their top albums of all time. Take a look at the albums that inspired the band and gave them a new perspective on the world of music.
Lamb Of God – Wrath
Lamb of God is a band that kind of redefined heavy metal and showcased it from a new point of view for me. On top of that it is one hell of a live band and my opinion is that a live show is maybe more important than the album itself. This album for me just pops out in their discography.
As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise
This album for me has a perfect balance to it. It just keeps you interested from start to end and this album really taught me there are a lot of ways to make a song heavy yet super dynamic.
Trivium – Ascendancy
This album has to be in my list because this album is what really locked me in this scene. Before that I used to listen to heavy bands but also a lot of punk and stuff. Old skool thrash metal as well. But when I started listening to early Trivium and stuff like that I really decided I was going to combine heavy fast riffs as well as beautiful harmonics and all that.
August Burns Red – Messengers
August Burns Red is my number 1 favourite band and biggest source of inspiration. What I love about messengers is that it’s perfect because it doesn’t try to be perfect. That may sound strange but it’s a big compliment. Because music shouldn’t have to be. It should be whatever an artist wants to make. And the transitions and stuff on this record are amazing.
This Or The Apocalypse – Haunt What’s Left
As far as melodic riffs combined with groove goes. This is where it’s at. With the other records I described here you see there’s always a balance between the stupid heavy and something else. We are all about Heavy, melodic and groovy stuff and that’s exactly what TOTA did on this album. A little more metal than core. Just how we love it.