Opening with riffs in the style of Cannibal Corpse. Twisting you back and forth with legato and non-rhythmic patterns like Hatebreed-gone-death metal. This crossbreed turns a violent noise into something angelic; as quickly as you are getting up from the opening knockdown, you are listening to angels.
The Last Word is, top-to-bottom, a solid release, from the production to the performance. The vocal melodies entwined with the subtle guitar melodies are brilliant. It seemed like they were in my head, slapping me in the face with everything I wished they’d play, pulling it all off like pros. This record is what we should expect to hear from a band when they lay it all out on the table.
Gun to my head, I’d take “The Blessing and The Curse” as the best track here, but it’s almost impossible as every passing track one-ups the last. It’s honestly hard to even find one bad thing to say about The Last Word. Do yourself a favor and grab this one as soon as you can.