Ummmmmm what the heck is this!?
I Prevail have made a very heavy and impressive comeback to the scene with their new single ‘Body Bag‘ which we’re sure you’ve been thrashing all day because it is absolute fire in music form. Following on from the release of 2019’s Grammy Nominated, melodic-metalcore offering Trauma, the band looks like they’re ditching their softer roots in favour of a face smasher that hits you from the second unclean vocalist Eric Vanlerberghe screams his way back into your life.
The ebb and flow between Eric and singer Brian Burkheiser showcase the connection this duo has and combined with the band’s fast-flowing and furious instrumentals (complete with blast beats a plenty) they’re wasting no time reminding us why they are a force to be reckoned with in this game.
To celebrate the new song, the band have also announced their third studio album True Power – which is set for release via Fearless Records on August 19th. On the new record, the band excitedly shares:
“Trauma was a very reflective record,” says singer Brian Burkheiser, referring to TRUE POWER‘s game-changing predecessor. “I’d struggled with a major vocal injury and had been wondering whether I wanted to continue doing this thing at all. Eric [Vanlerberghe] had also lost his best friend over that same time, so there was a lot of heartache behind it. With TRUE POWER, we were going into a new phase. After taking that trauma and figuring out how to channel it, you find this sense of newfound confidence and an ability to grow as a person: to become truly yourself. We took a ‘no rules’ mentality into the songwriting, and a lot of it is heavy as fuck, but the songs sound as diverse as they’ve ever been, too. There is a song on the record called There’s Fear In Letting Go, and that became a huge mantra for us. Yeah, it can be scary letting go of things, but it can also help you take back everything that’s yours: which is exactly what we’ve done on this album.“
It’s no wonder why this band’s second Australia Tour has also completely sold out (like their first back in 2017) – the demand for I Prevail is massive and if you missed out on tickets – try selling a kidney to get in*
Words by Paul ‘Browny’ Brown (@brownypaul)
*lol no don’t do that!
I Prevail – True Power tracklisting
2. There’s Fear In Letting Go
3. Body Bag
5. Bad Things
7. Judgement Day
9. Deep End
10. Long Live The King
12. The Negative
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