ARTIST:

COMEBACK KID

(CANADA)
TITLE:

HEAVY STEPS

(2022)
LABEL:

NUCLEAR BLAST

GENRE:

HARDCORE

TAGS:
Old School, Rasping vocals
""Heavy Steps" is a concentrate of hardcore punk signed by Comeback Kid, containing some tracks intended to demolish everything in concert."
NOISE (23.06.2022)  
4/5
(0) opinions from our readers (0) comment(s)

It's been twenty years since the Canadians of Comeback Kids have been unleashing their ferocious hardcore punk. Still led by the duo Neufeld-Hibert, they are back with a seventh album, "Heavy Steps". Since the previous album, the band has gained visibility by signing with Nuclear Blast, even if this may have been surprising considering the mostly metallic catalog of the German label. This being said, this signature didn't change anything to the ardour and the rage of the Canadians.

Considering the cover and the tracks (11 in 32 minutes), it's easy to guess that "Heavy Steps" won't see Comeback Kid softening up. Pure concentrate of raw energy, the record runs at full speed and hardly lets the listener breathe. The album includes two categories of tracks. The first one makes a wind mixing hardcore and punk. 'Heavy Steps', 'Face The Fire', 'Everything Relates' or 'In-Between' and 'Standstill' are energetic and brutal, made to devastate everything in concert, delivering good simple and direct melodies with unifying choruses on which Andrew bawls like a damned.

Comeback Kid also likes to remind us that they can play tracks that don't leave us unscathed, such as the explosive and raging 'No Easy Way Out', 'Dead On The Fence' and 'Shadow Of Doubt' in which we can hear Slayer and Hatebreed. Finally the band had the excellent idea to invite Joe Duplantier from Gojira on 'Crossed' for a Dantesque result. Between hardcore and death metal, the title is an uppercut with an impressive speed side.

With "Heavy Steps", Comeback Kid signs a high quality record. The Canadian band confirms a certain talent to mix punk and hardcore with a federative side that should find its audience in concert.


More informations on http://www.comeback-kid.com





TRACK LISTING:
01. Heavy Steps
02. No Easy Way Out
03. Face The Fire
04. Crossed (avec Joe Duplantier)
05. Everything Relates
06. Dead On The Fence
07. Shadow Of Doubt
08. True To Form
09. In-Between
10. Standstill
11. Menacing Weight

LINEUP:
Andrew Neufeld: Chant / Guitares
Jeremy Hiebert: Guitares
Jesse Labovitz: Batterie
Matt Keil: Basse
Stuart Ross: Guitares
Joe Duplantier: Invité
   
(0) OPINION(S) FROM OUR READERS    
Top of the page
   
(0) COMMENT(S)    
 
 
Top of the page
READERS
-/5 (0 view(s))
STAFF:
4/5 (1 view(s))
MY RATING
 
 
OTHER REVIEWS
THE DALI THUNDERING CONCEPT: All Mighty Men (2022)
METALCORE - "All Mighty Men" is a brilliant concept-album which imposes The Dali Thundering Concept as the most inventive French band in the progressive djent/djentcore category.
TIM BOWNESS: Butterfly Mind (2022)
ATMOSPHERIC ROCK - Without denying his style, Tim Bowness delivers with "Butterfly Mind" an excellent vintage that can claim to be in the top 3 of the artist.
 
STREAMING
 
 
F.A.Q. / You found a bug / Terms Of Use
Music Waves - Rock (Progressive, Alternative...), Hard Rock (AOR, Melodic,...) & Metal (heavy, progressive, melodic, ...) Media
Reviews, News, Interviews, Advices, Promotion, Releases, Concerts
© Music Waves | 2003 - 2022