It’s seven years since we last heard from Boysetsfire, but clearly they’ve been keeping the flames of their righteous anger well stoked.
Boysetsfire: While A Nation Sleeps...
Delaware post-hardcore pioneers return with all guns blazing
Bouncing from the minor key horror of Until Nothing Remains to the apocalyptic hardcore riff-storm and relentless march of battlefield percussion in Everything Went Black, to Never Said – a passionate plea to join the fight against injustice and as close as they’ll ever get to a stadium ballad – Nathan Gray’s rallying scream and soulful croon is always at the forefront, dragging us headlong into revolution.
And just in case their target wasn’t obvious from the music, in a killer move they’ve peppered the album with snippets of Charlie Chaplin’s astonishing speech from his 1940 film The Great Dictator, a plea for peace, unity and the ‘fight to free the world’ that still carries as much weight today. This is rabble-rousing brilliance from a band that sound utterly rejuvenated 20 years into their career.