7 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With this debut EP and its orchestral bruiser of an opening title track, I Prevail made a slamming entry into the world of metalcore. Aided by buzzing synths, as heard on the driving “Love, Lust, and Liars,” the band takes dramatic melodies and smashes them up against walls of distortion and hammering drums. The stop-start chug of “The Enemy” is an overdriven guitar assault, while the lush acoustic strum of “My Heart I Surrender” shows that the band can access a softer side.

EDITORS’ NOTES

With this debut EP and its orchestral bruiser of an opening title track, I Prevail made a slamming entry into the world of metalcore. Aided by buzzing synths, as heard on the driving “Love, Lust, and Liars,” the band takes dramatic melodies and smashes them up against walls of distortion and hammering drums. The stop-start chug of “The Enemy” is an overdriven guitar assault, while the lush acoustic strum of “My Heart I Surrender” shows that the band can access a softer side.

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About I Prevail

An explosive hardcore quintet from Rochester Hills, Michigan, I Prevail formed in 2013 around the talents of Brian Burkheiser (vocals), Eric Vanlerberghe (vocals), Steve Menoian (guitar), Jordan Berger (guitar), and Lee Runestad (drums). Employing a blistering blend of metalcore, pop-punk, and post-hardcore that invokes names like Bring Me the Horizon, We Came as Romans, and A Day to Remember, the band issued their debut EP, Heart vs. Mind, via Fearless Records in December 2014. A hard-hitting cover of Taylor Swift's "Blank Space," which elicited over two million views on YouTube, helped to further establish the band as rising force within the hardcore scene. They later proved their original songwriting capability with the release of their 2016 debut album, Lifelines. Featuring a re-tooled lineup that consisted of Burkheiser, Vanlerberghe, Menoian, and new guitarist Dylan Bowman, the LP debuted at number one on the Billboard alternative, hard music, and rock charts. ~ James Christopher Monger

ORIGIN
Rochester Hills, MI
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
2013

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