Why should you give Sepulcher a chance? Luckily we didn’t miss out on a Before I Turn album last year because the band from Hartford released a new album after 2016 and 2018. The more than an hour long Lovelorn gives plenty for the metalcore fans: 14 tracks to pass out time! But one song stands above the rest. Just the length of Sepulcher is something that is worth mentioning but it isn’t unusual of Lovelorn to release longer tracks. It is a 7 and a half minute of pleasure which you won’t regret at any time. Although it isn’t the song’s length that gives it’s edge, it’s the content. It is understandable to think that such a long song can become boring, barren and unexciting, but luckily it isn’t the case with Sepulcher. It always adds a little more to itself, the beginning of the song sets a standard for the rest and we can say that it reaches the peak at the end. But what makes Sepulcher the „face” of Lovelorn?
The opening is a 1,5 minute intro with synthetizer and a joining guitar and drum. The instrumental becomes tougher to announce the vocal of the first verse. During the whole piece it starts from an ideal segment and slowly becomes a more agitated, dramatic change, this dynamic is present in the whole track. In the verses it is the screams that come forward while in the pre-chorus and chorus the clean vocal shines. Both the clean and the dirty vocal fits their places giving Sepulcher its charm. The verses got the more fast paced, chunky assistance while the chorus has the calmer approach. Also the verses have a more mechanical sound to them while the pre-chorus and the chorus have a more balanced drum and guitar play. At the third minute mark and the fifth-sixth minute mark we can hear a shorter and a longer peak both coming from a drawn-out chorus. Both chorus have a strongly pumped-up beat but we can say for sure that the second one is more excellent with it’s structure and realisation. It is without say that they put the most work in it, making Sepulcher an unforgettable experience. The outro also starts calm and slow but not for that long like the intro. Also we can hear a clean vocal giving a stylish ending to the song.
Sepulcher is the perfect choice for you if metalcore stands close to your heart and if you are looking for something lesser known. Sepulcher has everything, stronger head-banging and also calm and slow segments. Lovelorn itself is a well-made album but if you only have 10 minutes then we strongly recommend to at least check out Sepulcher.
Band: Before I Turn (USA)
Album: Lovelorn (2020)
She lies within her sepulcher of lonliness Her dying wish, just a fragment of hope I gaze across the gravesight of her family To see her tomb, and I’m starting to choke Is she dead? Is she dead? I’m imagining I see red, I see red, this is tragedy Count the seconds 'til you're choking on your agony She never cared ‘cause your love is just a fallacy Skin cold, eyes closed shut forever ever and after With arms wide, our love in time will feel alive once again With eyes closed, and by the tide, I feel alive once again Balance, a thing to remember, pushing me and pulling you to even the odds We have never been synchronized to eachother and therefore we fall Earning your love, it is a constant endeavor Yearning for more because its never enough I can’t think, I can never remember A time that I’ve felt that your love is enough With arms wide, our love in time will feel alive once again With eyes closed, and by the tide, I feel alive once again Skin cold, eyes closed shut forever ever and after With arms wide, our love in time will feel alive once again With eyes closed, and by the tide, I feel alive once again Earning your love, it is a constant endeavor Yearning for more because its never enough I can’t think I can never remember A time that I’ve felt that your love is enough Eyes closed tight, I’ll just pretend you're dreaming forever
What should you know about Before I Turn? Before I Turn is seated in the american Hartford, this is where the band was made in 2015. At first they were more like a deathcore/metal band but in their last album they changed to metalcore. Their first album (The Virus) was released in 2016, the second (Claustrophobic) in 2018 and the third (Lovelorn) in 2020. The band consists of Alex Anglis (vocals), Chris Persaud and Jake Glenn (guitars), Julian Bennet (bass) and Brenden King (drums).
by: Wolfy & Shadow
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