Pearls of wisdom. Staying true to your roots. Taking a good long look at the reflection in the mirror while doing some serious soul searching is what Stick To Your Guns did in “True View”. This record is out now via Pure Noise Records.
“True View” starts off with the whimsical, introspective yet gut-wrenching track entitled “3 Feet From Peace”. Based upon the interview with Alternative Press Magazine, the voicemail, which is the intro of the track was actually from the vocalist’s mother. As I listened carefully to the words in an attempt to digest the content of said voicemail, I quickly realized that the voicemail set the tone for one of the most serious soul searching records that Stick To Your Guns have done to this date.
“True View” then blazes a trail from a road less traveled into a track entitled “The Sun, The Moon, The Truth: Penance of Self”, which is yet another track of self-reflection and introspection. I can only imagine what the songwriter went through as he was penning this track as you feel the words that he screams, you feel the gang vocals quake in your soul, as the rhythm that Stick To Your Guns should have trademarked pulsates throughout your body and give you that feeling that you are getting ready to conquer the most unconquerable challenges ever formulated.
“Married To The Noise” is a song that today’s generation can all relate to. It is a call to arms that has such a soaring and anthem-filled chorus that tugs at your chest and becomes the creed of the faithful to Stick To Your Guns. Check out the music video below!
“Delinelle” is yet another personal track from Stick To Your Guns. For some reason, the lyric “I lost track of who I was”, hit me like a ton of bricks. Here is a hardcore band that personifies the beauty of hardcore in this track, and that is staying true to yourself and never giving in no matter what challenges you may face in your life.
Stick To Your Guns once again recreate the blueprint on how to create modern hardcore music that is appealing to fans all across metal. There is enough melody for a singalong in several tracks, there are the gang vocals, that make you want to scream to the heavens those words, and there are those hardcore breakdowns that make the sound memorable. Stick To Your Guns probably released their most “artsy” record to this date yet staying true to their roots. What is especially impressive is how this album is put together as a story, about eventually finding forgiveness for yourself and forgiving the past. What a positive message sent out by this hardcore outfit! This is a solid 8.5/10 star album for the aforementioned reasons.
Stick To Your Guns will be out on tour with Architects and Counterparts this winter. Check out the tour dates below!
10/13 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
10/14 — Amityville, NY — Revolution
10/19 — San Diego, CA — SOMA
10/20 — Tijuana, BC — You Revolution
10/21— Mesa, AZ — Nile
10/22 — Anaheim, CA — Chain Reaction
WINTER 2018 TOUR DATES:
WITH ARCHITECTS (UK) + COUNTERPARTS
02/14 — Millvale, PA at Mr Small’s Theatre
02/15 — Baltimore, MD at Baltimore Soundstage
02/16 — Philadelphia, PA at Theatre of Living Arts
02/17 — New York, NY at Playstation Theater
02/18 — Worcester, MA at The Palladium
02/20 — Cleveland, OH at Agora Theatre
02/21 — Detroit, MI at St Andrew’s Hall
02/22 — Chicago, IL at House of Blues
02/23 — Milwaukee, WI at The Rave II
02/24 — Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue
02/27 — Edmonton, AB at Union Hall
02/28 — Calgary, AB at The Palace Theatre
03/01 — Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre
03/02 — Seattle, WA at The Showbox
03/03 — Portland, OR at Wonder Ballroom
03/06 — San Francisco, CA at The Regency
03/07 — Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda Theatre
03/08 — Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
03/10 — Salt Lake City, UT at Metro Music Hall
03/11 — Denver, Co at Summit Music Hall
03/13 — Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
03/14 — San Antonio, TX at Alamo City Music Hall
03/16 — Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
Check out the track listing to “True View” below:
“3 Feet From Peace”
“The Sun, The Moon, The Truth: Penance of Self”
“Married to the Noise”
“The Inner Authority: Realization of Self”
“You Are Free”
“Doomed By You”
“The Better Days Before Me”
“Through the Chain Link”
“The Reach for Me: Forgiveness of Self”
Check out Stick To Your Guns at the following locations: