Song Review: Killswitch Engage- “In Due Time”

When it comes to modern metalcore, almost every band comes off as a cookie-cutter when compared to Killswitch Engage; the band brings unique fury and melody to an otherwise limited genre.

Back with their original lead singer, Jesse Leech, the band wastes no time re-affirming their reputation on “In Due Time,” the lead single off the forthcoming, “Disarm the Descent.”

Leech’s screamed verses are brutal and quickly command complete attention atop a monster dual guitar riff, which is ridden into one of the catchiest choruses the band has ever produced.

“In Due Time” shows off Killswitch Engage’s potential with Leech back at the spearhead.  For what it is supposed to be, the song is impressive.

Killswitch Engage- “In Due time:” 4/5

Song Review: Dave Grohl Ft. Corey Taylor, Scott Reeder, and Rick Neilsen: “From Can to Can’t”

Rock collaborations are interesting, mainly because the genre’s variety of sub-genres and artists.  When artists of different styles come together, the result is generally a memorable syncing of different creative approaches.

One artist who has dabbled quite a bit in collaboration is the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, who has played with everyone from Queens of the Stone Age, to Tom Petty, to The Prodigy.

“From Can to Can’t,” a song that will be featured on Grohl’s upcoming rock documentary, “Sound City,” is no different. The song features Grohl on drums, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen on guitar, Kyuss’s Scott Reeder on bass, and, most notably, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor on lead vocals.  This collaboration’s unconventional nature could be compared to that of fantasy sports, but it results in surprising chemistry.  Particularly, Nielson’s dark riffs blend very nicely with the angry undercurrent of Taylor’s vocals.

Strictly as a song and nothing more, “From Can to Can’t” comes up just short of being as memorable as the actual grouping of talented artists at hand.  Nevertheless, it is a solid song that stands as a testament to Grohl’s versatility.

Dave Grohl ft. Corey Taylor, Rick Nielsen, and Scott Reeder- “From Can to Can’t:” 4.5/5