Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent
So when I run.. I love listening to a Mix but there are certain things that get me pumped to beyond belief. One of which happens to be Killswitch Engage. I’ve been a fan of theirs since 1999! I have every single thing they have ever put out from the Demo up to this latest release, “Disarm The Descent”. With each record they put out I get more and more pumped as to what they will do next.
The newest record has Jesse back on the vocals as he took over Howard’s lead when he left in early 2012. Last time I saw Jesse sing before he rejoined KSE was, if I remember correctly at Fat Cats in Springfield, Mass. So when he rejoined up I saw him sing here in NYC and I was instantly aww struck with his vocals. I was So Stoked and had to remember that I am in my 30’s and I not only shouldn’t get into the pit but I also had my camera with me! Damn it! lol! You can take a gander at my photos here… MMennona-Photography.. Anyway, he surprised the crap out of me. I was happy with his vocal changes and it was like he had grown up so much since the beginning and found himself within the lyrics and in the vocals. When I got the word they were heading back into the studio to record I was super stoked to hear what they would do to a new record and at the same time a little apprehensive as I had grown to LOVE Howard’s Vocals and stylings. I mean I LOVED Howard in general, Blood Has Been Shed was another band that rotated in my play list. So in other words, This record had me nervous as to what to expect.
So I got the new record and I waited after a day that I downloaded it into my iTunes to actually listen to it. I was that nervous, no joke! This morning, I decided to pop it on in my spin studio and check it out…. If it wasn’t for the bikes being around I think I would have destroyed the area! mirrors busted, bikes on their sides, and my front desk demolished. It was that AMAZING! Jesse’s voice resonated the Love and the passion he had for this in every single lyric he belted out. I heard the passion from each and every member of KSE in every stroke of the guitar/bass and every strike of the drums! I am hooked! This is my Spring/Summer Running Soundtrack! This will be my life! ‘You Don’t Bleed For Me’ is probably one of my favorite tracks on this new LP. But I love pretty much every song! Congrats on this new record Fellas… I am proud of you guys once again! Shout out to their Management Company, Strong Management.. Two guys that have been great friends and have been nothing but amazing.. I have a feeling that 2013 is going to be an amazing year for you guys… I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you all!