If you’ve been following us for a while then you will know that we’re seriously excited about the forthcoming album ‘Disarm and Descen’t by Killswitch Engage. This album marks the comeback of original front-man and vocalist Jesse Leach. I loved KsE (Killswitch Engage) back in the day when Jesse did the vocals, but when Howard Jones replaced Jesse I was torn between anger and amazement! Howard really did an amazing job, and kept KsE at the top of the list regarding all metal-core bands.
We finally got our hands on the album, and here is our Killswitch Engage new album ‘Disarm and Descent’ Review:
We’ve already heard the first single “In due time” and “The New Awakening”. Hearing Jesse again made us feel as if he never left. His vocal abilities is sill astounding, and he kicks into gear just like he used to. Accompanied by the all too familiar rapid riffs and rumbling drums’ aggressiveness, listening to only the first track “The Hell in Me” we knew this album is going to be something special, just as they promised. Compared to the Killswitch albums under Howard, this one seems to be much harder, louder and aggressive. Don’t let this phase you if “softer” is your thing, the melodic harmonies fade in at the right time to provide an all too familiar blend we are accustomed to. The album is definitely louder and more progressive, prepare for the rush!
One thing we’ve always loved about these guys is the lyrics, it is powerful, hard, metal-core defined, yet always remains positive. They have a message.
“I would rather die / Than live my life in fear.” – The Hell in me
“In Due Time, Darkness gives way to light” – In Due time
“Forgiveness is all we have / From here as time goes on / Nothing else will give you / A piece of mind.”
The album does not disappoint, it is everything we expected and more. The heavy riffs courtesy of Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel, deep bass lines from Mike D’Antonio and a tornado of drum patterns provided by Justin Foley makes this a classic Killswitch album. The “pre-Howard” Killswitch engage fans will love this album. More recent fans who do not now Jesse, and are used to Howard (ex vocalist) may have a different opinion. Jesse has done an amazing job, confirming he should be the one behind the mic as front-man and lead vocalist for one of the greatest metal-core bands out there.
It is impossible to pick a few favorites from this track listing, simply start with the first track, and full volume, and enjoy!
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“Disarm The Descent” track listing:
01. The Hell In Me
02. Beyond The Flames
03. The New Awakening
04. In Due Time
05. A Tribute To The Fallen
06. The Turning Point
07. All That We Have
08. You Don’t Bleed For Me
09. The Call
10. No End In Sight
12. Time Will Not Remain