Dive in using the Soundcloud player below: Not bad, eh?. A band brought together by personal tragedy, the Amity Affliction have a certain knack for creating cathartic, emotional free-for-alls, giving every song the feel of a life or death struggle to keep from being crushed by the heaviness of the world around us. The Big Ass Tour with A Day To Remember co-headlining was held in Australia and New Zealand in December 2015. Because it's a sunny and b we're in a good mood, we've hooked up a stream of the whole album a few days early so you can make your own mind up. Providing a light in the darkness are the the clean vocals of bassist Ahren Stringer, which create these little moments of hope among lead vocalist Joel Birch's furious, throat-shredding screams. The band shortly announced a five-date Australian tour, fifteen-date American tour and a twenty-three date European leg.
It is their first record to feature new guitarist Dan Brown following Imran Siddiqi's departure shortly before their previous album release August 2012. The interplay between the two creates an interesting dynamic, with Stringer's soaring choruses showing the listener that no matter how dark things get, it only takes a moment of optimism to clear a path toward something better. On June 6-8 off the Australian album release, Amity conducted in-store album signings in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in support. We've got a huge feature in the new issue. This is also the last album with founding lead guitarist, Troy Brady.
With a focus on depression and grief, the album mirrors the inner turmoil brought on by a devastating loss with its tempestuous, breakdown-laden metalcore. You can pre-order 'Let The Ocean Take Me' now from iTunes or Amazon. Although Let the Ocean Take Me is an album that is both sonically and emotionally heavy, it provides enough catharsis that the listener is left refreshed rather than run down, and even though the band isn't doing anything that listeners haven't heard before, the album's lyrical depth will reward fans who take the time to sit down and really explore the record. Musically, the album feels like pretty standard metalcore, with driving riffs leading to a crushing breakdown, followed by a bright chorus. And even though the Amity Affliction aren't revolutionizing the genre here, it's all right, because Let the Ocean Take Me's true strength lies in its use of a theme. In the United States, the album sold 10,000 copies in its first week, charting at number 31 on the. On their fourth album, the Australians continue to work toward their strengths with Let the Ocean Take Me.
Want to read the full story of 'Let The Ocean Take Me', and find out what demons vocalist Joel Birch and the rest of the band had to conquer in its creation? Let the Ocean Take Me was certified gold by the for over 35,000 shipments sold just two weeks after its release in Australia. It was certified platinum in December 2015. Archived from on June 2, 2016. . .
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