If you’ve been staring longingly at your Shadows Fall albums and sighing wistfully since the band’s last release in 2012, today is your lucky day. Brian Fair – vocalist of the Massachusetts metalcore act that came up in the New England metal scene with titans such as Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, and Unearth – has a new project called Downpour, and Kerrang! have the exclusive premiere of the band’s kickass self-titled debut album right here.
Formed by Fair and drummer Derek Kerswill (Unearth, Seemless) over a decade after the two had played together in Shadows Fall for a short stint, Downpour was rounded out by guitarist Matt LeBreton and bassist Pete Gelles in 2015. And though their album is only seeing the light of day now, the band got right to recording upon their formation.
“We wanted to make a unique metal record that represented our varied influences, unrestrained by sub-genre or any other restrictions,” Brian says.
Listen to the result for yourself below, before the album is officially released tomorrow, September 7, on all major digital platforms via Moonburn Music / Noize In The Attic. Get Downpour here – http://smarturl.it/downpourmetal