I’ve left it a couple of weeks to make sure no one at Jivetalk jumped on this release before I gave everyone my two cents worth. This track (along with the rest of the LP – From Parts Unknown) was produced by Kurt Ballou of Converge fame at his studio GodCity. Take a minute to realise how cool this is; Chaos is Me by Orchid was recorded there, Document #8 by pg.99 was recorded there, Witness by Modern Life Is War and dozens of other benchmarks for heavy music, including You Fail Me by Converge, nerds… To put it short, if you don’t know what I’m on about, you need to do your homework. However, if you do, you know that the standard here is pretty high. Thankfully, between Every Time I Die bringing the noise and Kurt Ballou turning the dials, something truly brilliant has been made. This song is just riffs everywhere, and absolutely everything is turned up to eleven, or twelve, or seventy. I don’t know, it’s loud. But it’s not just here for its good looks either, this fucker has an intelligence and swagger that you can think to or drink to. Either way, it feels great; it sounds great, and is well written to a point that it embarrasses a great percentage of its contenders. And to really bring it home, it makes you want to break everything.
[Editors note: In metal circles, they are commonly referred to as ‘Every Time I Cry. #justsayin]