Betraying The Martyrs – The Resilient Review

BTM-The Resilient Album CoverThe Resilient is the third album from French metallers Betraying The Martyrs. It’s a fairly decent piece, if a little generic at times, but nevertheless packs a punch.

The wall of sound that the band projects is very in-your-face and doesn’t just grab your attention, it demands it. It’s noisy, it’s heavy, and it’s aggressive, which is great, but the melodic sections are a little weaker because they feel almost like they have been tacked onto the heavier sections – the lines just sound like every chorus in a metalcore song, and it messes with the flow a little because it makes the music sound less original.

Despite this, The Resilient is still a solid album, with songs such as opener Lost For Words being an awesome aural assault on your eardrums – the harsh vocals in the sparser section work especially well! – and later song (Dis)Connected features one of the better clean vocal lines in an emotionally-driven chorus that is begging to be sang along to!

The Resilient is nothing ground-breaking, but despite this it’s still a good listen to have a bit of a headbang to – and I have a strong feeling that they’ll be great in a live environment, so make sure you head down to one of their upcoming shows next month to see them for yourself!

6/10

 

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About Natalie Humphries 1821 Articles
Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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