L-R: Frank Lahache – Guitar/ Harsh Vocals - Backing Screams | Brad Lake – Clean Vocals/Bass | Dave Matlak – Drums/ Harsh Vocals - Main Screams | Georgio Karapanos – Guitar/Programming
Photo Credit: Jessy Dwyer, Beyond the Pit
Ottawa, Canada's Sinful Ways return in 2021 to unleash their sophomore EP "Darkest Days" on Friday, December 10th, and before it officially drops, the band has teamed up with NewFuryMedia for its full stream premiere HERE .
"Darkest Days" is a solid EP that blends melodic and thrashy elements along with three members sharing vocal duties, bassist Brad Lake doing cleans, drummer Dave Matlak doing main screams, and guitarist Frank Lahache on backing screams. The recording is an eighteen-minute exploration of war, anarchy, third world struggles, and mental health. Engaging fans with a mood-setting intro of crows, bells, and the wind, Sinful Ways lay a path into the opening track ' Vow of the Devil' , a riffy, thrashy melodic vs. harsh experience. From there that band gets your fist-pumping with the anthemic 'Bury The Hatchet' , which only gets you prepared for the perfectly titled 'Manhattan' , an atomic bomb song solely written with a mosh pit in mind. To close out the EP, fans will experience 'Pursuit' , the band's most adventurous song that features an orchestral arrangement at the start before slamming into harmonized, sweep picking guitars.
The band adds about "Darkest Days" :
"Everyone struggles from time to time; we even recorded this EP remotely during these Covid times. We believe we finally found a way to blend our various styles and elements to create some mosh pit favourites! We want people to remember why they got into metal, the energy, the fun, and the guitars. We want them to relive the days they discover good music! From front to back, we believe this EP holds a lot of musical value.”
"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 pre-save at https://distrokid.com/
Music Video - Bury The Hatchet -
"Darkest Days" follows Sinful Ways' debut 2019 EP "To Hell Tonight", and 2020 stand-alone singles "Burst into Flames" plus "No Escape".
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
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