Counterparts are getting ready to drop a potential hardcore AOTY and the release date is steadily looming. A Eulogy For Those Still Here is set for October 7th via Pure Noise Records. Their seventh studio record is a follow-up to 2019’s Nothing Left To Love where they truly blew up. Lead single ‘Unwavering Vow‘ gave us a taste of what 2022 Counterparts sounds like and we’re here for it.
‘Whispers of Your Death‘ leans into the melodic hardcore side a bit more than where ‘Unwavering Vow‘ dabbled – with Brendan Murphy catering his screams to the emotive tempos hung throughout. With reminiscent elements of Saviour, Counterparts are trialing new and different styles in 2022 and A Eulogy For Those Still Here is set to be a two-step carnival.
Brendan Murphy revealed the beautiful inspiration behind the new single:
“I feel like anyone who has been following the band/me pre-pandemic knew this was coming, but this song is about my cat Kuma. My ex and I rescued him just under 2 years ago and he is hands down the sole reason I stuck around long enough to even make this record. Shortly after he was rescued, we developed a special bond and now I can’t imagine my life without him. Unfortunately in the first few months we had him, he became very sick and almost died due to complications of a blood parasite while being FIV positive. Nobody believed he would make it… but luckily he is still here with us and currently doing great. Being his dad is hands down the most important thing I’ve ever done in my life and also what I am most proud of. I love him more than anything in the world and this song is my tribute to him for quite literally giving me a reason to live. 07/26/2020.”
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Counterparts – A Eulogy For Those Still Here tracklisting
2. Whispers Of Your Death
3. Bound To The Burn
4. Unwavering Vow
5. A Eulogy For Those Still Here
6. Skin Beneath A Scar
7. Sworn To Silence
8. What Mirrors Might Reflect
9. Soil II
10. Flesh To Fill Your Wounds
11. A Mass Grave Of Saints
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