France’s Birds In Row are a powerhouse. They are an unstoppable freightrain of hardcore and aggressive ferocity. There is no other way to put it. They came into our sights (and ears) when Deathwish Inc. announced they had signed the band. Birds In Row are all things heavy we love about hardcore and metal but sustaining a melodic sense that adds even more punch to the music. They definitely blur the lines of all things hardcore and punk and heavy.
The band is gearing up to release their Deathwish Inc. debut in the form of You, Me, & The Violence soon. Here’s what we have been told:
“You, Me, & The Violence” is the latest masterpiece from Birds In Row. The album explodes out of the gates with “Pilori”, a sonic crash and bang statement of personal independence among with society’s faults and fractures. Birds In Row then continue down this road, expressing disdain and struggle in songs like “Cages”, “Guillotine”, and “Walter Freeman”. All of them musically harboring a beautiful tangle of emotional vocals and distortion. And just when it feels like the album is almost too overpowering, Birds In Row unfurl a moment of musical clarity in “Last Last Chance”, a haunting guitar and vocal break. Their collective control of their dynamics is masterful work. “You, Me, & The Violence” and “Grey Hair” are near perfect examples of this, naturally shifting between searing and serene in tone. If you weren’t in awe of Birds In Row in the first eleven songs, the twelve minute closer “Lovers Have Their Say” will leave you floored, as it is an ominous epic that artistically unwinds in truly spectacular fashion.
In the meantime, how about a video to satiate the eager expectation for the new album? The video for “Pilori” was directed by Mr. Fifi and features studio footage of the band hard and aggressively at work. Is that Godcity Studios? Perhaps. All I know is that the video and song are awesome and great things are in store for and from Birds In Row. Get into it!