Remain Defiant, the damaging new LP from South Florida metallic hardcore outfit LOYAL UNTIL DEATH, is now streaming in its entirety, as the album sees release through guitarist/vocalist Nakia Romero’s 1732 Records today.
Decibel Magazine hails a band that brings, “a dose of negativity and reality with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.” No Echo offers, “Pompano Beach, Florida might sound like an ideal place to go for a little rest and relaxation, but don’t tell that to the guys in LOYAL UNTIL DEATH. The metallic hardcore power trio specialize in the kind of aural violence that has more in common with the ugly sounds of Hatebreed and Sworn Enemy than it does with anything even remotely close to ‘beach music.'”
No Clean Singing posts, “Words that come to mind in listening to this barrage of hardcore ferocity are ‘bruising’, ‘battering’, and ‘mauling’. It’s shot through with punishing grooves and blood-red vocal fury, driven by huge low-end power in the rhythm section’s sound and head-whipping riffs that provide a surge of adrenaline.” Mass Movement praises, “LOYAL UNTIL DEATH don’t fuck around, they bring the beat-down and the stage diving, slam happy pit anthems, light up the dancefloor, hit like Mike Tyson on his best day, survey the devastation that they’ve left in their wake and then do it all over again ad infinitum. Like a heads down, see you at the head, two step fueled combination of Turmoil and Terror, LOYAL UNTIL DEATH are a band that you need in your life.”
Photo by Alia Mohamed
LOYAL UNTIL DEATH once again slaps the world a huge dose of reality with the follow-up to their Born Of Violence full-length. With punishing guitar riffs, merciless lyrics, multiple vocal deliveries, and drums that march to machine gun fire, Remain Defiant is a war cry heard by the Gods, an album created as a big middle finger to the music scene, to society… to the world. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Iceman Studios in Royal Palm Beach with maestro Daniel Columbo (Old Habits, Ether, Incited, Cinderblock, Bishop) at the helm, who captured the sound the band was looking for; gut-wrenching guitar tones, earth shattering drums. It was the missing link to take the band’s sound to the next level. Completing the album is artwork by Eliran Kantor. Fans of Terror, Crucified, Hatebreed, and other top-tier metallic hardcore acts will not hesitate to dive headfirst into the brutal grooves and antagonistic delivery.