Album of the Day
Massachusetts metalcore masters Killswitch Engage welcomed original singer Jesse Leach back into the fold after a 10-year hiatus for DISARM THE DESCENT, and its even stronger follow-up displays a perfect fit between frontman and band. Released 5 years ago this month, INCARNATE features singing (and occasional screaming) that are both powerful and precise, and Leach's lyrics are equally gripping. As he noted upon release, “It was a balance between submerging myself in all the terrible things that are going on and then distancing myself and finding solace and really doing some soul searching on my own.” Guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz produced the Roadrunner collection, and the clarity of riffs and rhythms gives such tracks as “Strength of the Mind,” “Hate by Design” and “It Falls on Me” unstoppable force. A Top 10 Billboard hit, INCARNATE is Killswitch Engage at the top of its game.