Knocked Loose Releases New Song, EP in Anticipation of Fall Album
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Last week, Knocked Loose dropped a brand-new track on us. And yes, "Dropped" is the appropriate descriptive word, because anybody who's heard it can tell you it hits like a fucking freight train.
What makes their new track (entitled "Mistakes Like Fractures") even better is that it's just one of 3 songs on a new EP that's also been released by the Oldham County, KY outfit this past week. The other 2 tracks on the new EP are a cover of "Slings and Arrows", originally by The Warriors, as well as a re-recording of "All My Friends" another K//L original that was first featured on their 2014 Pop Culture EP.
But I think the best part of this brand-new song, is that it shows what Knocked Loose have been up to since their last release, 2016's Laugh Tracks: Growing and maturing their sound, while sticking to what they've been doing so well this whole time, and doing it even better.
"Mistakes Like Fractures" takes all the elements that have made Knocked loose the Metalcore powerhouse they've proven to be, and just intensifies them. The same trademark riffs are there, but their writing has elevated to include more intricate, complex pieces; pieces that now stick in your head in addition to just bludgeoning you in it, as they always have. The breakdowns are still vicious, but are continuing to become even bigger and more ominous in some instances, such as the end of the track, which takes on a very dark, Code Orange-esque feel. Vocalist Bryan Garris is still at it with lyrics featuring heavily misanthropic religious overtones, all piped through his unmistakable blood-curdling shriek. And the entire package is brought to us with just the right amounts of grit and polish, as well as a towering overall sound, thanks to veteran metal/hardcore producer/engineer Will Putney (Kublai Khan, Thy Art Is Murder, Gideon, Northlane, and literally dozens more).
"Mistakes Like Fractures" most certainly hits like a freight train. So, for all of us K//L fans waiting in anticipation for their new full-length, proposed to release this fall, we must all feel like Wyle E. Coyote right about now; ears back, pupils wide, as the shadow of the falling 10,000 lb. anvil grows bigger and bigger around us as it plummets.
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