11 Songs, 32 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Obey The Brave is a Canadian metalcore quintet from Montreal and Ottawa. Unlike most young bands of this ilk that lean harder on the side of metal or hardcore, Obey The Brave’s 2012 debut album Young Blood strikes a symbiotic balance between the two genres. This makes for a ferociously healthy opening cut — “Lifestyle” gradually builds on John Campbell’s thick, sludgy riffs as Alex Erian rips into the song with bursting yelps and guttural howls. “It Starts Today” follows throwing leaden punches as drummer Stevie Morotti and bass player Miguel Lepage approximate an army of war horses galloping in unison. But it’s Campbell who displays the most versatility here with talented guitar work that kicks out hard charging riffs one moment and melodic, winding notes the next. The anthemic “Self Made” boasts overdubbed guitarmonies and gang vocals before standout cut “Live And Learn” detonates with a young, adrenaline fueled vitality. Here Erian shreds his vocal chords with a feral abandon over soaring leads that hit a sonic wall and explode into meaty phrases.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Obey The Brave is a Canadian metalcore quintet from Montreal and Ottawa. Unlike most young bands of this ilk that lean harder on the side of metal or hardcore, Obey The Brave’s 2012 debut album Young Blood strikes a symbiotic balance between the two genres. This makes for a ferociously healthy opening cut — “Lifestyle” gradually builds on John Campbell’s thick, sludgy riffs as Alex Erian rips into the song with bursting yelps and guttural howls. “It Starts Today” follows throwing leaden punches as drummer Stevie Morotti and bass player Miguel Lepage approximate an army of war horses galloping in unison. But it’s Campbell who displays the most versatility here with talented guitar work that kicks out hard charging riffs one moment and melodic, winding notes the next. The anthemic “Self Made” boasts overdubbed guitarmonies and gang vocals before standout cut “Live And Learn” detonates with a young, adrenaline fueled vitality. Here Erian shreds his vocal chords with a feral abandon over soaring leads that hit a sonic wall and explode into meaty phrases.

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About Obey the Brave

With a rise to prominence nearly as relentlessly fast as their music, Canada's Obey the Brave formed in 2012 and almost immediately found a fan base. Based out of Ottawa and Montreal, the band features ex-Despised Icon singer Alex Erian on vocals as well as bassist Miguel Lepage, guitarists John Campbell and Greg Wood, and drummer Stevie Morotti. By the middle of 2012, just over half-a-year after becoming a band, the metalcore act found itself signed to iconic label Epitaph, with the band's debut album, Young Blood, released in August of that same year. A sophomore album, Salvation, followed in 2014. For their third album, 2017's Mad Season, the band branched out stylistically by including a collaboration with French-Canadian rap group Loud Lary Ajust. ~ Gregory Heaney

ORIGIN
Canada
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
January, 2012

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