On November 19, 2015 OnTheAttack Records announced the signing of metalcore band Surpasses, and the release of their 8 song self-titled EP. Surpasses is Based out of Redding, California. They state that; ‘standing firm in their belief in God’s saving grace, Surpasses exists to banish the chains of religion, and uphold the mantle of love, joy, and peace. The band’s debut album demonstrates their practice of loving God’s people as our brothers and sisters with no strings attached, over music filled with fury and aggression.’
I got this album a while ago, to write a review about it, even though this album was already released in 2015. So I admit that it is a bit late, but better late than never…
The first track ‘Remember’ immediately blasts out of your speaker and in the first minute I realize that I am dealing with a band that is no ordinary metalcore. It has a lot more hardcore influences than in your average metalcore-band. The melodies that flow constantly through the songs and the passion reminds me a lot of Life In Your Way and you can consider that as a compliment.
The second song ‘Stay The Course’ is more heavy than ‘Remember’ the vocals consist of more deep growls interspersed with more high pitched hardcore screams and , more or less, clean vocals.
The lyrics make it perfectly clear that this is a band that consists of devout followers of Christ.