Thursday, 11 August 2011

Parkway Drive - Deep Blue

Parkway Drive are a metalcore band from Byron Bay in Australia and have gained international popularity while also being quite a well supported band in Australia. I have been able to see Parkway Drive live two times with "The Devil Wears Prada" and "Miss May I". Both were great shows and first of all their live shows sounds as great as the albums and still bring a great stage presence.

Deep Blue was released in 2010 being their 4th release. Their previous release being Horizons.

Deep Blue continues the "Parkway Drive sound" with their heavy style while remaining to have melodic elements, which also has gotten them the label of melodic metalcore, but I wouldn't say it is as accurate as just metalcore.

Guitar work in this album is it appears to be slightly less technical than their previous album "Horizons" which is quite a difficult album to play. This is still quite technical, but not in the aspects similar to "Horizons". I also feel that this album sounds more bassy than "Horizons", but the sound is more fuller than "Horizons", it was far more trebled and not as well produced as this album, but I still quite enjoy "Horizons".

Vocals have not changed through out all the albums though, as for some reason, it feels it works well for Parkway Drive, usually I dislike it when screams sound some what monotone, but Parkway Drive works this and makes it sound great. No clean vocals are done either, not since "Don't Close Your Eyes".

Drums are still consistent and great, giving a great feel and heaviness to the band while being mixed well into the songs. I have always liked Parkway Drive's drumming. It just compliments the guitars well, it is as if it is playing along with the guitars (well of course it is a band), but I mean this it goes with the rhythm of the guitars.

Parkway Drive - Deep Blue                   8/10

Sleepwalker


Karma (Watch for the super wobbly bass string)

11 comments:

pv said...

not bad at all, def got a good vibe to it

SingSouthWind said...

Keep it coming dude,Love the music you share here!

Michael Westside said...

Thanks for the recommendation

That Bastard From Bellingham said...

METALCOOOOOOORE!

Shaw said...

Thanks for posting the vids!

Diego Sousa said...

never hear of it before, but i liked =)

Jammer said...

Sounds a little like slayer. The Karma song.
Slayer is my favorite

Lady Lunacy said...

cool review man

Joana Galhardo said...

a buddy of mine's gonna love this!

Uberbyron said...

It's interesting how guitar frequently changes over multiple albums, while drums or vocals don't. Thanks for the review.

bodymind said...

First time I seen this band. Going to check out the album soon.

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