L-R: Frank Lahache – Guitar/Vocals | Brad Lake – Bass, Vocals | Dave Matlak – Drums, Backing Vocals | Georgio Karapanos – Guitar
Photo Credit: Jessy Dwyer, Beyond the Pit
Embracing thrash, groove, and metalcore, Ottawa, Canada's Sinful Ways return in 2021 to unleash their sophomore EP "Darkest Days" on December 10th. The EP follows their debut 2019 EP "To Hell Tonight", and 2020 stand-alone singles "Burst into Flames" plus "No Escape".
A solid blend of melodic and thrashy elements, on this new recording, Sinful Ways creates a mix that sits beautifully between the two. Lyrically, you will read the anger they share towards faulty governments and the treatment of people in other areas of the world.
“Over the pandemic, we all really worked at our instruments and really wanted to push ourselves into a more mature yet still energetic and raw sound, which we think we captured on this EP. From front to back, this EP holds a lot of musical value.” adds the band.
The EP's lead single entitled "Bury the Hatchet" is a fast, heavy track where the clean vocals shine. It has a very catchy chorus that fans can sing along to and are sure to enjoy plus a breakdown that’s aggressive and assaulting along with leads that are technical to join the talented drumming, and larger-than-life screaming.
The band adds:
"Bury the Hatchet was the first song we finished for this EP, and we knew right away it was going to be the single. It blends everything we want to showcase in one song. During the time of writing, we were all very intrigued and angered by all the hatred and stuff going on in the world. This was our song to say we need to stand together, not to give up or give in, if you have something worth fighting for. You must fight for it. During the time of writing, we also switched guitar members and Frank Lahache joined us. This added the insane shredding solo section you can find and the great high scream at the end of the song!"
"Bury the Hatchet" can be heard at the following links:
Spotify - https://spoti.fi/3w7Ts7n
"Darkest Days" was produced and mixed by Cameron Dunn and mastered by Scott Middleton at Hillside Audio in Toronto. EP Artwork by Nik Paquin.
Recommended for fans of Trivium, Parkway Drive, Avenged Sevenfold, and Slipknot, "Darkest Days" is available for digital pre-save at https://distrokid.com/
1. Welcome/Vow of the Devil (4:46)
2. Bury the Hatchet (3:40)
3. Manhattan (3:20)
4. Pursuit (6:18)
EP Length: 18:05