Not exactly unexpected, but it is hard to omit Parkway Drive from my year-end list because of their almost perfect blend of sheer brutality and deceptively gentle melody. In an almost harmonic form of destruction, this Byron Bay collective blow the roof off every joint they play and their latest record, Horizons, is the testament of their craft. Its melodic inclinations never overshadow the urgency of the record, and while they do harmonize, they never quite delve into the sugary tone of clean vocals and its all too similar trappings. Instead, they crank up the volume and infuse their brand of metalcore with traditional solos and song structures that result in 2007’s finest slab of ‘core. Growl!
You can listen to their music, as well as watch the video for “Boneyards” after the jump. You can also pick up Horizons via Amazon. Parkway Drive have lined up US dates for early next year with heavyweights Killswitch Engage, so if you’re in Continue reading