In a banner year for metalcore, the more, the merrier. Solid State Records has given us Azusa, Earth Groans, Silent Planet re-issues… it’s an all-around good time with this label in 2020. They look to expand upon it with Lightworker, releasing their debut album Fury By Failure this Friday.
Beginning with “Empyre”, Lightworker establishes their gravitas in crafting a memorable melodic metalcore sound, reminiscent of Darkness Divided and Phinehas. Stacked to the brim with triplet-chugs and vast clean vocals, this makes for a well-rounded sound. “The Willing Martyr” continues the guitar riffage in both the verse/chorus before a masterful guitar solo.