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Release date: 6 October 2007
Style: Metalcore

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8.4 | 60 votes

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01. Begin
02. The Sirens' Song
03. Feed Them To The Pigs
04. Carrion
05. Five Months
06. Boneyards
07. Idols And Anchors
08. Moments In Oblivion
09. Breaking Point
10. Dead Man's Chest
11. Frostbite
12. Horizons

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Produced by Adam Dutkiewicz and recorded at Zing Studios in Massachusetts.

Guest review by
Boxcar Willy

Rating:
8.4
First of all, before the review starts I'd like to say how much I love Parkway Drive's name, I mean it has that corniness that all metalcore bands should have, but it doesn't go over the top... I guess you can describe the music like that too.

Parkway Drive hails from down under, playing some slamming metalcore with crazy fast and technical leads, hard hitting breakdowns and a plethora of other goodies. First, and definitely the best aspect, is the guitar work. I mean, you don't get kids on YouTube covering your songs for pride if they aren't hard to play. Some of the lead riffs blow my mind away, and just when I think that's it - BOOM another riff on top of that. I seriously can't understand how the band can remember the order for these riffs.

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The Paul - 12.06.2014 at 12:47  
Rating: 10 Metalcore landmark right here.
deadone - 16.06.2014 at 04:53  
Rating: 4 Typical metalcore that immerses itself in all the worst excesses of the genres done in the most generic way.

I had the misfortune of seeing them live too when they were supporting some big band or other.

I suspect they were big in Oz cause of local content requirements for radio stations and general lack of anything else (Australian metal scene is pretty shit).
M C Vice - 16.06.2014 at 10:41  
 
Written by deadone on 16.06.2014 at 04:53

I suspect they were big in Oz cause of local content requirements for radio stations and general lack of anything else (Australian metal scene is pretty shit).

What about Midnight Odyssey, Virgin Black, Lord, MurkRat, Aquillus, Woods Of Desolation, Black Majesty, Bel'ekor, Ne Oblivihoweveryouspellit and that sympho/gothic/doom band that I said sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir? We've got some pretty good bands, even if they aren't on the radio.
no one - 16.06.2014 at 22:20  
  Totally agree, Australia's got some amazing bands! i think deadones perception of good metal (or for most things) is different to most on here, so wouldn't take his opinions to hart......sorry off topic
deadone - 17.06.2014 at 01:46  
Rating: 4
Written by no one on 16.06.2014 at 22:20

i think deadones perception of good metal (or for most things) is different to most on here, so wouldn't take his opinions to hart......sorry off topic


Yeah cause nearly all metalheads listen to obscure Black Metal and think Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Carcass, Nevermore, Pantera, Dark Tranquillity etc etc are utter shit.
deadone - 17.06.2014 at 01:57  
Rating: 4
Written by M C Vice on 16.06.2014 at 10:41

Written by deadone on 16.06.2014 at 04:53

I suspect they were big in Oz cause of local content requirements for radio stations and general lack of anything else (Australian metal scene is pretty shit).

What about Midnight Odyssey, Virgin Black, Lord, MurkRat, Aquillus, Woods Of Desolation, Black Majesty, Bel'ekor, Ne Oblivihoweveryouspellit and that sympho/gothic/doom band that I said sounds like a blackless modern Dimmu Borgir?



Lord are good though, especially live.

I'd throw Destruction 666 in, even though they had to move to Europe to get anywhere.


Psycroptic are awesome for what they do, even though they're not my cup of tea. Phenomenal live band though.

Some of my personal faves are Zero Degrees Freedom and Nosce Teipsum. Abremalin, Damaged and Dreadnought used to crank it too.

Can't stand Bel'ekor - on par with Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum in terms of lifeless and derivative melodic death metal.


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We've got some pretty good bands, even if they aren't on the radio.


My point was Parkway Drive (and the even worse I Killed The Prom Queen) got big in Oz because there was nothing else being flogged on radio. I used to deal with Roadrunner and they were saying it was difficult to get anything on radio, even on Triple J. So Parkway Drive and IKTPQ would sooner get airplay than Lamb of God, , Shadows Fall, Chimaira and KSE.

Of course these 2 bands also did the trendy festival scene too which helped immensely.
no one - 17.06.2014 at 03:09  
 
Written by deadone on 17.06.2014 at 01:46

Written by no one on 16.06.2014 at 22:20

i think deadones perception of good metal (or for most things) is different to most on here, so wouldn't take his opinions to hart......sorry off topic


Yeah cause nearly all metalheads listen to obscure Black Metal and think Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Iron Maiden, Carcass, Nevermore, Pantera, Dark Tranquillity etc etc are utter shit.

because most people have realized theres more to metal than the eightees early ninetees
deadone - 17.06.2014 at 03:28  
Rating: 4
Written by no one on 17.06.2014 at 03:09

because most people have realized theres more to metal than the eightees early ninetees


Sure there is.

Yet the big 1980s/90s names still dominate. Look at all the big popular sites/mags (Metal Hammer, BWBK, Decibel, Revolver, Blabbermouth etc etc) - the old bands dominate in terms of front covers and very often coverage. Even Terrorizer tends to have older big names on front cover.


The headliners for the big festivals are all older bands (e.g. ads for Hellfest on this very website are promoting Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Aerosmith as main headliners).

Here's the Hellfest front page list of headliners - spot the post 2000 bands - there are none (even A7X formed in 1999)! In fact 5 out of 11 of those headline acts formed pre-1980!




And over 40% of my collection came out post 2000!
Troy Killjoy - 17.06.2014 at 03:43  
  Alright guys there are other threads for you to debate listening habits of metalheads and such, but this is an album thread for Parkway Drive.

Let's try to keep it on topic, although you're welcome to carry on that conversation in a more appropriate location.
Marcel Hubregtse - 17.06.2014 at 03:57  
  Oz has got quite a lot of great to good bands:

AC/DC, Alchemist, Altars, Armoured Angel, Atavism, Austere, Be'lakor (even though I think they are shit hahahaha), Black Majesty, Blackened Angel, Crone, Destroyer 666, Funeral Mourning, Grave Upheaval, Mournful Congregation, Murkrat,Nazxul, Rituals Of The Oak, Rose Tattoo, Rote Mare, Stone Wingsm Temple Nightside, The Slow Death, Woods Of Desolation

to name just a couple and there are loads more
deadone - 17.06.2014 at 04:18  
Rating: 4 Don't forget The Angels or the Screaming Jets or The Saints (one of the first punk bands) or Powderfinger or Living End or Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs.

Except none of them are metal (just like AC/DC and Rose Tattoo weren't really metal).

Basically Australia and especially Melbourne is the spiritual home of pub rock.


Metal doesn't seem to fit in the Australian cultural tradition - it's too mechanical, militaristic and strict for the Aussie soul.


Hence we get a lot of crap ala Parkway Drive.
no one - 17.06.2014 at 07:09  
 

Uldreth - 17.06.2014 at 18:31  
 
Written by deadone on 17.06.2014 at 01:57



My point was Parkway Drive (and the even worse I Killed The Prom Queen) got big in Oz because there was nothing else being flogged on radio.

Or because PwD are extremely good live. Generally even people who don't like the band admit that.
deadone - 18.06.2014 at 01:36  
Rating: 4
Written by Uldreth on 17.06.2014 at 18:31

Written by deadone on 17.06.2014 at 01:57



My point was Parkway Drive (and the even worse I Killed The Prom Queen) got big in Oz because there was nothing else being flogged on radio.

Or because PwD are extremely good live. Generally even people who don't like the band admit that.



I saw them years ago and they weren't that great. IKTPQ were even worse.

They might've improved since.
Uldreth - 18.06.2014 at 09:30  
 
Written by deadone on 18.06.2014 at 01:36



I saw them years ago and they weren't that great. IKTPQ were even worse.

They might've improved since.

Well if you don't want to mosh like the madman, there is no point to them live. I have also seen them in 2012 november and they put up a huge party. Winston is quite a charismatic frontman and they manage to move the crowd quite well.

I also like them on album but w/e.

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