I’m not going to lie, when I heard that Every Time I Die was making new music, I felt like a kid at Christmas time. With that, the band has provided the masses with “Thirst”, the first song off their upcoming album From Parts Unknown. From a person who is still blasting their previous release Ex-Lives, “Thirst” further builds on the foundation where the previous album left off. Every Time I Die is still filled with a desperation of anger and there’s nowhere you can hide from it.
The track only clocks in at 1:27, but does not let up in regards to its ferocity. It’s like a cavalcade of musical haymakers that don’t let you come up for air. Andy Williams and Jordan Buckley set the tone with the symphony of clashing guitars supplanted by the furious percussion stylings of Ryan “Legs” Leger. One of the highlights of the track is within the trademark lyrics of Keith Buckley. In particular, during the “quiet” part of the song, the spoken stanza shows off an impressive and whimsical approach. “They don’t love you like I do. But I don’t know you like them. They don’t love you like I do. They love you better. I know you best.”
“Thirst” supplies us with what we love and expect from Every Time I Die. A crazy, disjointed, to-the-point anthem that I’m sure will have fans moshing all over Warped Tour this summer. The band is almost 16 years in and still delivering top notch material for the hardcore scene. If this is any indication of what What Parts Unknown will sound like when it comes out on July 1st, we are in for a great summer soundtrack.