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Parkway Drive - Darker Still

6.8 | 76 votes |
Release date: 9 September 2022
Style: Metalcore


21 have it
2 want it

01. Ground Zero
02. Like Napalm
03. Glitch
04. The Greatest Fear
05. Darker Still
06. Imperial Heretic
07. If A God Can Bleed
08. Soul Bleach
09. Stranger
10. Land Of The Lost
11. From The Heart Of The Darkness

Additional info
Released via Epitaph

Staff review by
omne metallum
Out go the lights.

published 26.09.2022 | Comments (2)

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24.08.2022 - 20:21
Cynic Metalhead
Paisa Vich Nasha
Got listened to Parkway last year swinging "Atlas" for fun and always found a synonym to Bullet for my...

I never found PD interesting except to sugarcoat the structural songs boosting the commercial fanbase.
09.09.2022 - 18:16
Rating: 6
A Nice Guy
It's not a bad release I suppose, but not great. It has some Interesting catchy riff melodies and choruses, and tracks like "The Greatest Fear" and "Darker Still" are catchy AF! But unfortunately it's going to have to take alot more than catchy riffs to please me on this one, that's if it's going to make up for the god awful lyrics and songwriting, that makes this sound incredibly mainstream and generic, I'm also not big on the vocals.
09.09.2022 - 18:30
Rating: 7

An album to tear it up live. All the songs are choreable, which I guess is what they are looking for. And although they are not what they were at the beginning, I prefer this evolution to that of other bands of the same style.
09.09.2022 - 19:59
Rating: 6
I'm a little disappointed. I do however love 'darker still' and 'from the heart of the darkness'. If they can carry their style into that direction they would be on to something. Needed a few more drum fills and a switch up on the guitar melody every now and then. This will probably slap live mind.
11.09.2022 - 20:42

Pretty big step down from the previous album. Only a couple songs are even remotely interesting
Born Out Of Hate, Descending Upon The Earth
12.09.2022 - 11:23
Rating: 5

I've never listened to Parkway Drive before, but thought I'd give this a go since I'd heard a couple of mates recently say they were fans of PD when seeing them live. There's a lot of plodding tracks with so-so arena choruses, quite a lot of it sounds like Amon Amarth run through a nu-metalcore filter. I'm assuming this isn't how they've always sounded?
23.09.2022 - 08:18
Rating: 6

I liked their last outing very much but disappointed with this one not because its very bad but they have become very much soft and cheesy. Except for a couple of tracks rest are forgettable.
In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘

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