[-The boy finds no comfort. There is nothing left for him in this world, or so he thinks.]
Coming to terms as an insatiable man
After searching for all these years.
It’s time to admit of my ignorance;
I will not find her comfort here.
I’ve wasted my youth searching for lies.
No, nothing can save me now.
With eyes closed, I speculate on what I called my own
Before death decided to play its role.
With eyes open, I realize that this world has nothing to offer
All I have is hate!
This world has nothing to offer.
And I have no faith!
This world has nothing to offer,
So I will forsake my life!
And I will end it tonight!
This is my volition!
(I could not find this song online to share)
A metal core album that uses some death core elements to keep things on the heavy side and they are not afraid of using their clean channel. While they don’t reinvent the wheel, they keep things interesting using a unique tone and executing songs very well.
The album moves very well and keeps me interested. Some of these breakdowns on this album are just down right nasty and the songs can be emotional. Volition is a good album, The bass and guitar tone are the real stars of the show. Using techniques from so many different genres, it keeps the listener guessing.
The only thing bad about the album is probably the obvious use of so many metal core riffs and death core breakdowns. Still a solid and heavy album.
Pros: great riffs and guitar tone. Singing is good.
Cons: so many layers underneath the main core elements that you may miss it.
3.5 out of 5
As Hell Retreats has released this video entitled “Matriarch” recently and this is the first time I’ve heard of the band. I dig it. Made my head move. The video has a cool concept. As Hell Retreats album “Volition” is out now on ANGR Records.
(side note: lol at the guitarists headbang/dance at the end of the video. Love it.)