The guitar lines throughout are driving, and melodically structured to go fit the shifting tone of the album. Letters home is defeater s third studio album, released on july 16, 20 by brige 9 records. The story is pretty simple but youll definitely understand the storyline if you read the lyrics along with this. Starting with travels they introduce the youngest son of a worker family in the usa who kills his dad and runs away from home. The 20 album letters home by defeater continues the story of the struggles of a working class new jersey family in the postworld war ii era from the previous albums. Defeater to release letters home in july alternative press. Like the hardcore bands 2008 release, travels, defeaters 20 outing is an ambitious concept album, which may sound sketchy on paper, but considering the success of punk concept records by green day and fucked up may not be such a stretch. A band known for their captivating and comprehensive storytelling just as much as their elaborate and complex music, defeater s third fulllength, letters home, is their absolute best work yet. Letters home traces the story of a jersey native facing the trials and tribulations of world war ii, and follows suit as the fourth chapter in their series of albums with the same theme. See more ideas about lyrics, music is life and music. A band known for their captivating and comprehensive storytelling just as much as their elaborate and complex music, massachusetts defeater releases their third fulllength album, letters home.
Sep 22, 20 on fulllength number three, the guys in defeater continue with their story about a dysfunctional wartime family. Its the first record do feature new drummer joe longobardi. Based off characters from lead vocalist and lyricist derek archambaults life, the dense discography tells the familys tale through each members eyes. Listen free to defeater letters home bastards, no shame and more. Description provided by wikipedia under creative commons attribution ccbysa 4. Letters home is legitimately defeaters heaviest body of music thus far. These 10 new tracks are heavy and haunting, while lyrically poignant and continuing the story of a working class family living in postwwii america.
Defeater is an experimental hardcore project centered around the story of a family from wwii. Letters home traces the story of a jersey native facing the trials and tribulations of world war ii, and follows suit as the fourth chapter in their. Whereas letters home tells the story of the absent father, as he writes to his family. Each album focuses on a particular character, though the plots, characters, images, and certain lines tend to overlap and reoccur, which creates a consistency and ties the albums together. While the actual music and songwriting does feel fumbled, derek archambaults lyrics do not. The band lineup consists of derek archambault vocals, jake woodruff guitar, joe longobardi drums and mike poulin bass. And listeners like me, people that enjoy the bleak stories that come from the group, are bound to find the enjoyment in letters home they found in. These 10 new tracks are heavy and haunting, while lyrically poignant and continuing the story. The most captivating moment of letters home is its closer, though. Nov, 20 music video by defeater performing bastards.
And the story of two brothers continues as defeater releases their third full length. Like the other three parts, this is a monstrously powerful record filled with anthems and punishing vocals. Jul 21, 20 with letters home the listener is sewn a story of the father of the brothers we heard from in previous albums, adding context and insight through some of defeaters heaviest tracks. Jul 15, 20 defeater letters home bridge nine records 15 july 20. Defeaters musical side is equally as engrossing as the story it is set behind. Some of it is inaccurate but its good for a basic understanding of the story. Like their previous releases, letters home is a concept album, following the story of the. Defeater master of story telling defeater created a story which they add new parts and views to with every record.
The band lineup consists of derek archambault, jake woodruff, joe longobardi and mike poulin. Guitarist jay maas remarked, letters home is more focused on sounding dirty and mean, but at the same time we have improved. No relief waking up safe and sound the words could hardly leave my mouth. Songs like no faith are a chore for this crowd, because the instrumentation has little say in the tracks overall mood derek archambault is the only one telling the story this time around. Defeater s execution of concept albums raises the industry bar. Letters home is the third studio album by american hardcore punk band defeater. This concept album is the 6th addition to an ongoing timeline following several men and the. Maintaining this story throughout their concept albums helps defeater stand out from the rest of the hardcore scene, providing a narrative in their work rarely seen from other acts. Abandoned, according to the record label, chronicles the story of a lapsed catholic priest, whose battles in europe during the war circa 1943 drag him first toward faith and then his own poisonous faithlessness.
One aspect that stands out in particular is the superb drumming, notably on empty glass. Defeater do seem to take some care in how theyre presenting the story, even if it all might be getting messy and with some threads unravelling or currently lacking further and needed explanation. For those that listen to defeater for purely musical reasons, most of letters home is meandering, homogeneous and ultimately forgettable. The album covers the fathers life prior to blessed burden in travels, showing his shattered state of mind as he struggles to cope with his failed marriage and trauma experienced in war. To date they have released five fulllength albums, two eps and three singles.
Letters home is defeaters third studio album, released on july 16, 20 by brige 9 records. Letters home is legitimately defeater s heaviest body of music thus far featuring powerfully intricate guitar instrumentation, colossalsounding drums, and archambaults voice sounding more ferocious than ever before. All of the bands works have been released via bridge 9 records, aside from the album travels, which. A band known for their captivating and comprehensive storytelling just as much as their elaborate and complex music, defeaters third fulllength, letters home, is their absolute best work yet. Jul 12, 20 from letters home all rights to defeater and b9. Defeater is an american melodic hardcore band from massachusetts, formed in 2004 within the boston hardcore scene. While a bit derivative for defeater, bastards does something important for letters home it carries the story on its back, while treading more musical ground than any of the other songs here. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. No shame is from the upcoming full length called letters home which will be released on july 16th, 20.
All of the characteristics of defeaters sound are present and accounted for once again. Letters home is hauntingly brilliant, the prelude to previous albums adds a depth that you could not find in any other release, we already know the. The tentrack album continues to tell the story of a working class family living in postwwii. Defeater will release their third fulllength, letters home, on july 16 via bridge nine records. Kicking off with very much the same kind of vibe as their last three releases, letters home initially sounds like more of the same, but theres definitely an underlying presence of something new, lurking, carefully waiting for the perfect moment to rear its head. Jul, 20 defeater are particularly known for their lyrics, which tell the story of a family living in america postwwii. Defeater are particularly known for their lyrics, which tell the story of a family living in america postwwii. In cinema, when a story reaches its conclusion, it often leaves room for a prequel to be told.1416 422 1431 246 214 854 295 847 47 877 1334 82 607 188 359 527 62 192 954 259 401 6 298 134 307 463 768 1151 135 340 419 1125 1019 1309 653 80 223 688 1491 188