Demon Hunter, ‘My Destiny,’ Marries Metal and Poetry – Song Review

2012-03-22

Review by Anne Erickson

Demon Hunter track mixes real-deal metal, hard rock and poetry

Christian metallers Demon Hunter have released a new track from their upcoming, sixth studio album,” True Defiance” (out April 10), and it’s a blustering ditty called “My Destiny.” With chugging guitars and lightning-fast meters, “My Destiny” is a metal anthem that hits the listener in the gut and heart in one breath. Fans can stream the track on the band’s official Facebook page.

“My Destiny” starts off hardcore-heavy, with scaling guitars and lead singer Ryan Clark’s percussive screams. The guitar work here really shines, with an assault as brutal as many of Demon Hunter’s thrash/scream/power metal comrades. “But the fear, the blood, the sweat and sound / They brought me here to wait for the will to appear,” Clark cries. Coupled with Clark’s primitive roars, the verse moves with speed and agility until the chorus blasts in.

“We were blinded by the sacred light / They carried us away / Like a razor through the dark that night / My destiny,” Clark sings in the chorus, dramatically shifting his vocals from roaring screaming to soaring, clean singing. The chorus is full of life, and here, Clark’s singing towers above all else with beauty and range. “The fire is in our name / We will carry that flame,” he sings as the song winds to a brutal close.

“My Destiny” is both melodic and bloodily fierce, bringing together the finest of both ends of the spectrum. Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Emery, Anberlin) and mixed by Jason Suecoff (Trivium, All That Remains), “My Destiny” finds Demon Hunter connecting with the pillars of their heavy music: real-deal metal, dusky hard rock and poetry. (Featured image courtesy of Solid State Records.)

Ink Rating: 4 out of 5 Guitar Gauges

 




Related Posts