My Ransomed Soul - Trilateral

Published Wednesday 27th May 2015
My Ransomed Soul - Trilateral
My Ransomed Soul - Trilateral

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 155546-23001
LABEL: Red Cord

Reviewed by Andy Shaw

The Maryland-based metalcore band return with their third studio album. Having signed to Red Cord Records for their second album 'Falsehoods' My Ransomed Soul
are now back as an independent. Fans of metalcore will be glad to hear you will not find any clean vocals on this album but that doesn't mean there aren't more melodic moments to enjoy. Intricate guitar soundscapes provide respite from the intensity of the heavy guitar riffs. The band's more melodic moments are best demonstrated on "Apparitions" which exudes technical ability. There are strong political messages throughout 'Trilateral' particularly on the lead single "Monarch". Kicking off with "We call it freedom, but are we really free?" the song is a cry of protest against the established governmental system. The instrumental title track interlude which follows is a welcome chance to catch your breath before hostilities are resumed: "Revolt" picking up again the anti-establishment theme with its growl "We will never back down, we come for blood." After all this anger "Revive" puts everything into perspective focusing on God with the line "If You are real and You are here, what is left for me to fear?" My Ransomed Soul are a band that is creatively growing with each album with this set providing a perfect balance between brutality and beauty, anger and a passion for God.

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