Parkway Drive Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by redwing91007, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. redwing91007

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    Parkway Drive is an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay, New South Wales, formed in 2003.[1][2] As of 2015, Parkway Drive has released five full-length albums (Killing with a Smile, Horizons, Deep Blue, Atlas andIre), one EP, two DVDs, a split album and one book, Ten Years of Parkway Drive. The band's latest four albums have reached the top 10 of the Australian ARIA Charts, with Ire reaching number 1 in October 2015.

    The band's line-up has remained consistent for most of their career, with the only exceptions being the departure of Brett Versteeg in 2004, followed by Shaun Cash in 2006; since the addition of bassist Jia O'Connor in 2006, no members have left the group.



    Noticed there was no Parkway thread when I saw the news that they are putting out a deluxe version of Ire next week.

    "Parkway Drive have announced a deluxe edition of their most recent studio album, Ire, which will be released next Friday, July 15, via Epitaph. (Pre-orders are on sale now.) The effort will feature two new songs—“Devil’s Calling,” “Into the Dark”—and a remix of “A Deathless Song,” which features Tonight Alive’s Jenna McDougall. You can check out the full track listing below."
     
  2. Schooner

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    Devils Calling came out over night
     
  3. redwing91007

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    Well this is exactly what I expected. They lost me a lot with Ire unfortunately, used to be one of my favorite bands.
     
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  5. solxace

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    IRE is an amazing album. I can see why everyone doesn't like it though
     
  6. redwing91007

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    It's grown on me after seeing it in a live setting but it's still my least favourite.
     
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  7. solxace

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    Yeah, for sure. I agree. Horizons and Deep Bluee are my favourite albums from them.
     
  8. suicidesaints

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    Killing With a Smile, guys.
     
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  9. redwing91007

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    Are we really going to turn this into another ranking thread?

    Ok, fine....

    Horizons
    Deep Blue
    Killing With A Smile
    Atlas


    Ire
     
  10. mattav152

    shoobie

    I wouldn't consider it bad per se, but its my least favorite release from them. Far too polished, and lacks punch/heaviness that I expect from them. Its a big a shift away from their metalcore roots (which is what they do best). I much prefer the direction they went with Atlas over Ire. They seemed much more ambitious on that project by including orchestral elements to some of the tracks (Atlas, Blue and the Grey, The River).

    If I had to rank them:

    Deep Blue
    Horizons
    Killing With a Smile
    Atlas
    Ire
     
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  11. solxace

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    I agree with this
     
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  12. Schooner

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    Deep blue
    Killing with a smile
    Horizons (a bees dick splitting those 3 albums)
    IRE
    atlas

    I don't give any of those albums below 7/10 either
     
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  13. Barcara

    Vivat Virtute

    I fondly remember them as being one of my favourite bands during the Horizons-Deep Blue era, and with that being said this ranking might turn some heads.

    Horizons -The album that made me love this band.
    Atlas - Honestly think this is their strongest album, but nostalgia gives Horizons the edge.
    Deep Blue - The album that got all my friends into Parkway, good times.
    Killing with a Smile - Like this album a lot, but I always found this simply the foundation for what they built going forward.
    Ire - Listened once, was not my thing.