NewsJune 1, 2022 11:35 AM ET4,324 views

Counterparts announce new album, share first single 'Unwavering Vow'

New Counterparts record 'A Eulogy For Those Still Here' will be released this October.

Counterparts

Ben Ward

Official press release:

Counterparts are back. The Hamilton, Ontario-based metalcore heavyweights have announced their upcoming full-length, A Eulogy For Those Still Here, due out October 7th from Pure Noise Records. The record finds Counterparts tapping into a deep sense of uncertainty and dread and pushing their visceral sound to even greater extremes to make their most definitive statement yet.

To mark the announcement, Counterparts have shared the album's first single "Unwavering Vow." Kicking off with a blast of pummeling drums and intricate riffing, the gut punch of a track offers a ground-shaking introduction to A Eulogy For Those Still Here. After two minutes of intense aggression the song pauses for a brief respite of haunting atmosphere, then hurtles into one of the most crushing breakdowns the band have ever written.

Watch the "Unwavering Vow" music video via YouTube:


Since forming in 2007, Counterparts–made up of vocalist Brendan Murphy, guitarists Alex Re and Jesse Doreen, bassist Tyler Williams, and drummer Kyle Brownlee–have gone from underdogs to a globetrotting powerhouse in the world of aggressive music.

Engineered/produced by Will Putney (Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die, Vein.fm), A Eulogy For Those Still Here finds Murphy at a crossroads, preoccupied with the inevitability of change and endings. "I think I deal with things by preparing myself for the end," he explains. "With so much of this record I'm mourning the loss of someone that's still alive or saying goodbye to something that hasn't left yet." The result is a high stakes record written as a true statement of intent–a mix of crushing heaviness and stark atmospherics that draws on everything Counterparts have been honing for the past 15 years. "All of these things I have are still a big part of my life but one day they won't be, and I don't want to be focusing on that instead of enjoying the time I have with them," says Murphy. "Maybe I'm saying goodbye preemptively but I think it's important to say goodbye while you can."

A Eulogy For Those Still Here track list:

01. 07/26/2020
02. Whispers of Your Death
03. Bound To The Burn
04. Unwavering Vow
05. A Eulogy For Those Still Here
06. Skin Beneath A Scar
07. Sworn To Silence
08. What Mirrors Might Reflect
09. Soil II
10. Flesh To Fill Your Wounds
11. A Mass Grave of Saints

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anonymous 6/1/2022 8:40:46 AM

Sounds like watered down Misery Signals. But not in a good way. In a contrived, reaching for something they worship kind of way.

easyhateoven 6/1/2022 8:52:09 AM

counterfarts

anonymous 6/1/2022 8:54:52 AM

Already sounds better than Nothing Left To Love.

anonymous 6/1/2022 8:55:53 AM

try-hard core posercore midgetcore groomcore shitcore genericore vapecore

anonymous 6/1/2022 8:57:28 AM

This is a Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King-era b-side.

anonymous 6/1/2022 9:00:47 AM

but where is blake

anonymous 6/1/2022 9:02:29 AM

Shit f*ckin slaps.

easyhateoven 6/1/2022 9:07:09 AM

end >

evil_hero 6/1/2022 9:07:36 AM

*rushes stage* *boosts up on rick tocchets shoulders* *grabs for mic* THE HEART OF MAN BEATS BUT ONLY IN GREEDY HANDS

anonymous 6/1/2022 9:23:24 AM

Only the vaccinated are allowed to listen

anonymous 6/1/2022 9:25:01 AM

i legit thought this was misery signals

NorthFromHere 6/1/2022 9:26:06 AM

easyhateoven 17 minutes ago end > Anyone else alive>Will Putney

anonymous 6/1/2022 9:44:44 AM

"This is a Haste the Day Attack of the Wolf King-era b-side." Lol, Haste The Days entire career was a B side after 'When Everything Falls'

anonymous 6/1/2022 10:08:47 AM

I'll see you when the sun sets!!

anonymous 6/1/2022 10:10:37 AM

This is what happens when the person who did all the hard parts aka writing, is gone. Good job BJM905, cant wait to see who you push out of your 2" inseam cult next

anonymous 6/1/2022 10:15:23 AM

not sure how out of all the plural band names this one persisted. melodic hardcore sucks

anonymous 6/1/2022 10:21:13 AM

Will they finally play a headlining tour instead of jock other bands' following?

anonymous 6/1/2022 10:46:38 AM

Alexander Kerensky here, from the Russian Provisional Gov't. I Unwaveringly Vow to never listen to this trash a second time. It blows sack.

anonymous 6/1/2022 10:52:34 AM

Shit rips but I'd love them to just keep their foot on the gas with the heavy mathy shit. Less soaring emotional shit, the "melodic" chorus in this just comes off sounding like Dragonforce.

anonymous 6/1/2022 11:36:28 AM

wtf is 7/26/2020 about? probably some covid related shit or antifa protests

anonymous 6/1/2022 12:15:05 PM

This is what happens when the person who did all the hard parts aka writing, is gone. Good job BJM905, cant wait to see who you push out of your 2" inseam cult next. Both original guitarists are back you f*cking idiot lol. Pretty sure Jesse never stopped writing for the band either.

anonymous 6/1/2022 1:11:44 PM

Brendan why did u get butthurt last time I called u ugly

anonymous 6/1/2022 1:18:39 PM

anonymous 2 minutes ago Brendan why did u get butthurt last time I called u ugly always feels bad getting confirmation from someone who has it worse off

anonymous 6/1/2022 1:30:00 PM

Well that breakdown at the end might make me change my mind about you. Let's f*ck

anonymous 6/1/2022 1:30:12 PM

I agree with the misery signals comparison. The opening riffs sound totally borrowed from 'five years' or 'face yourself'. It's not bad though if you like this style of music.

anonymous 6/1/2022 1:32:49 PM

I really enjoyed this

anonymous 6/1/2022 1:34:55 PM

"Both original guitarists are back you f*cking idiot lol. Pretty sure Jesse never stopped writing for the band either." blake isn't back

anonymous 6/1/2022 1:49:04 PM

Blake only wrote for the last two albums, even then Jesse and Alex were still huge in the songwriting process lol

anonymous 6/1/2022 2:48:42 PM

"Blake only wrote for the last two albums, even then Jesse and Alex were still huge in the songwriting process lol" but errrrrrrrrrrbody know blake

anonymous 6/1/2022 3:04:53 PM

Blake still owes me money and my magic cards he stole "on accident"

turnstile 6/1/2022 3:13:28 PM

No

anonymous 6/1/2022 3:36:58 PM

Blake also still owes me money and my magic cards he stole "on accident"

anonymous 6/1/2022 3:41:05 PM

Blake also still owes me magic and my money cards he stole "on accident"

anonymous 6/1/2022 4:45:33 PM

In dreams 😎

anonymous 6/1/2022 5:03:00 PM

good shit

anonymous 6/1/2022 5:31:42 PM

haste the day blue 42 and American love is more relevant than anything this scrub band has ever done

anonymous 6/1/2022 5:33:12 PM

Attila fans are going to love this

anonymous 6/1/2022 7:03:32 PM

Im making over $250 a month selling magic cards i stole from people. blake hardman

anonymous 6/1/2022 7:05:27 PM

i'm making over 13k a month booking vogel and terror at VFW halls bi weekly - lamb goat CPA

lake_flaccid 6/1/2022 7:07:40 PM

Band isn't perfect but grumpy old guys should shut up a bit, I say that as one of em. They've earned their keep. Can't wait to see END soon.

anonymous 6/1/2022 8:03:55 PM

Brendan talks about how much he hates The Current Will Carry Us but then kicked out Blake to bring back the dude who wrote that album LOL. Make it make sense.

anonymous 6/1/2022 8:40:18 PM

All Blake's riffs were repurposed Witness riffs CHANGE MY MIND

anonymous 6/1/2022 9:43:53 PM

Band rules, new song rules, album will rule, but I get that it's LG custom to rip on every band that gets posted here and Count Her Farts shouldn't be any exception




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