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Dark Matter is a moving album that sees The Word Alive expanding the parameters of metalcore. Fleshing out ideas introduced on 2014’s REAL., they fold the genre’s core components, including devastating breakdowns and alternating clean and harsh vocals, into dystopian art rock. A harrowing examination of the limits of self-knowledge, “Trapped” presents a claustrophobic mix of electronic textures and monstrous riffs. “Insane” and “Suffocating" use similar sonic elements, but their depictions of psychic and emotional isolation are even more brutal.

Customer Reviews


Trapped is freaking sick! Can’t wait for the whole album!!

extremely disappointing

the sound gets more and more boring every year. empire and deceiver were their best albums. it's sad to see such a good band fall

This will be the album of 2016!

After hearing the lead single, Trapped, I was already hooked on this album, but with the release of Sellout there is not doubt in my mind that Dark Matter is going to be the best album of The Word Alive's career so far.


Formed: 2008 in Phoenix, AZ

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Formed in 2008, the Word Alive are a metalcore band based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Originally founded by singer Craig Mabbitt and guitarists Zack Hansen and Tony Pizzuti, the band served as a side project for Mabbitt, who joined Escape the Fate around the same time. Filling out their membership with bassist Nick Urlacher, drummer Tony Aguilera, and keyboardist Dusty Riach, the band began to develop a sound, though their progress was stunted by Mabbitt's rigorous touring schedule, causing the band...
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Dark Matter, The Word Alive
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: Mar 18, 2016

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