The ever so awesome hardcore train is back at the station! Adept returns with their new release Sleepless, and it’s the perfect soundtrack for all those sleepless nights the new year has brought. That’s right friends, the Swedish metalcore band is at it again, with their follow up to 2013’s Silence the World, and let me tell you, it’s good.
The entire intro to the first song, and really the album as a whole, showcases the poetic lyricism that’s made Adept a permanent resident of my Top 10. “So for the next 40 minutes, I will speak from the heart…” It’s hard hitting, fast paced, and exactly what you’d expect from the boys that brought you “Sound the Alarm” and my personal fave, “At Lease Give Me My Dreams Back, You Negligent Whore!” Although their song titles have tamed over the years accompanying their shift from post hardcore to metalcore, their music is as badass as ever.
This is Adept’s first release with Napalm Records, after signing with them in November. The album really showcases those lovely vocals from Robert Ljung that fans have come to love, but the vocals aren’t the only thing worth mentioning on this album. Sleepless is a haunting display of what feels like raw emotion portrayed through instruments, and isn’t that what music should be about? Heavy guitar accompanied by heavy vocals, who could ask for more?! Seriously, the guitar work on this album is MAJESTIC. Don’t worry though, we still get those beautifully sung choruses that say what my heart wants, but my mouth never could.
Don’t take it from me; you’ll see it too. You can watch the video for “Dark Clouds” right now on Youtube, and be sure to pre-order Sleepless before it drops on Feb. 19th at http://shop.napalmrecords.com/adept-sleepless-cd.html. It’s € 13.99 ($15.29 for us dollar having people), and grab some other Adept merch while you’re at it. You won’t regret it!