Today Ontario-based metalcore heavyweights, Counterparts, release their seventh full-length record, A Eulogy For Those Still Here, via New Damage Records. Previously released tracks “Unwavering Vow,” “Whispers of Your Death” and “Bound To The Burn” garnered attention from the likes of Stereogum, Revolver, BrooklynVegan, Exclaim!, and more.
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A Eulogy For Those Still Here comes to a close with “A Mass Grave of Saints,” and as the song’s earth-shaking aggression crashes into heartrending melody and atmosphere, Counterparts sound as if they’re pouring every last ounce of themselves into the music. It’s one of the most climactic songs the band have ever written, and offers a suitably jaw-dropping conclusion to a record that revolves around endings. But as the final wash of guitars slowly fades away, the song still feels like more of a question mark than a period.
“All of these things I have are still a big part of my life but one day they won’t be, and I don’t want to be focusing on that instead of enjoying the time I have with them,” says vocalist Brendan Murphy. “Maybe I’m saying goodbye preemptively but I think it’s important to say goodbye while you can.”