Buffalo, NY southern rock infused post hardcore hard rockers EVERY TIME I DIE have returned with their impressive 9th album “Radical“, a blistering display of their craft and a great showcase of their meaty production filled with wild riffs, sick drumming and overwhelming vocals from Keith Buckley! Check out the full stream below and scroll down to see their new music video for the epic song “Thing With Feathers”!
Produced by Will Putney (Acacia Strain, Body Count, The Amity Affliction), Radical is the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Low Teens. While inspired by the unrest and upheaval around the world over the past five years, Radical focuses on humanity, decency, self-worth, and even a bit of spirituality more so than politics.
“I’m dealing with difficult matters this time that isn’t only personal for me but are also universal and more communal experiences,” Keith explains. “The songs are realistic in that they acknowledge that things require a lot of work. But it’s ultimately a very hopeful and uplifting record.”
Radical is 16 tracks of peak-ETID, alchemized by a swampy summoning of southern rock and coarse poetry, the music swirls beneath sardonic and clever wordplay, cementing the band as leaders, not followers.
For a band who helped define early 2000s metalcore, it shouldn’t be taken for granted that their ninth album in 2021 is one of their best. So many of their peers have broken up or faded away, but ETID are lifers who are still on a forward trajectory, and Radical proves they’ve still got a lot more to say. / BrooklynVegan
Every Time I Die still remains at the tip of our collective tongue after over 20 years. Radical is by no means a reinvention or revelation for the band, but I wouldn’t want it to be. In refusing to fix what ain’t broke, ETID prove themselves once more as the reigning king of their peculiar, blood-splattered bouncy-castle. I think I can speak for everyone when I say: thank fuck for that. / SputnikMusic
Nearly a quarter of a century down the line and Every Time I Die are still throwing out punk anthems like they’re a cinch to create; it’s almost unfair on everyone else. Nine albums out of nine? There was never any doubt. / LouderThanSound
Given the average shelf-life of a late 90s/early 2000s metalcore/hardcore band, Every Time I Die should have called it quits years ago and been doing the occasional victory laps at festivals by now. But here we are, over two decades into their career and they’re still delivering some of their most spirited and abrasive tracks to date, all without sacrificing any of the spark or verve of their younger years. / ThePRP
We Go Together is not only one of ETID’s most audacious songs to date, it’s also a closer that’ll leave you speechless. It’s industrial riffs, middle-eastern inspired bridge and use of dissonance provides a chaotic energy that has rarely been seen since Converge’s Jane Doe. Yet again, it seems Every Time I Die has outdone themselves. / HysteriaMag
The more one listens to Radical, the more a central question starts to arise: is this ETID‘s finest work? Of course, the sheer strength of their discography means it would be a fool’s errand to try and provide any kind of objective answer to such a question, but at the same time it seems unlikely that anyone would raise an eyebrow if someone did claim this was their best record. Nine albums in, Radical carries on a form that arguably hasn’t dipped for two full decades now. Others may have taken shots at the crown in the years since Low Teens, but this record proves EVERY TIME I DIE won’t be giving up their throne any time soon. / DistortedSoundMag
With one of the most uncompromising and sophisticated discographies in heavy music, it’s hardly surprising that Every Time I Die move into their third decade of existence with an emphasis on refinement and range over unnecessary risks. Rather than fix what isn’t broken, Radical finds the group doubling down and levelling-up their expansive, swaggering metalcore in every way possible. / Exclaim.ca
It’s genuinely hard to find anything wrong with Radical. It’s the band’s longest album and you can tell which of its sixteen tracks (‘The Whip’, ‘sexsexsex’) would have been cut and released as bonus tracks on a previous, non-delayed release. However even these few comparatively weaker moments contain more imagination and intelligence than most bands muster across their whole careers. This band are true masters, who long ago transcended genre. Radical is a work of metallic art that channels both the horrors of our age and those that we inflict upon ourselves with breathtaking vigour and a palpable sense of emotional honesty. It’s a staggering achievement, even by its creators’ lofty standards. / Noizze