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Albums Of The Week: Endure the Affliction | Evolve

The Louisiana bruisers infused their intricate metalcore with power & darkness.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Endure the Affliction are rounding off 2021 with the EP Evolve,. Embodying the hallmarks of melodic metal while embracing their Louisiana roots, Endure the Affliction deliver what can only be described as total Southern darkness as they bridge the divide between modern metalcore, classic power metal and American gothic.

The band comment: “The human condition is all about experience. What you go through will shape who you are. That’s an undisputed fact. Almost every track in this EP is about hitting a low point and figuring out how you’ll respond to it. If your experiences shape who you are, then how you respond is how you evolve; this is part of the reason for the title of the EP. The rest of the reason for the title is our own evolution musically; this EP is so drastically different from our last one, yet still true to who we are. As time goes on, we as humans grow and evolve to become something greater than what came before. What is life if not a series of evolutions?”

Formed in late 2018, members Tim Keith (vocals), Deion Lanthier (vocals, guitar), Brett Dronet (guitar), Byron Vollmer (bass, vocals), Kyle Roberts (drums) exploded onto their local Louisiana scene with the powerful yet subtly emotional riffs and soaring vocals that define their sound. Overcoming hardship being their music’s driving message, listeners find themselves relating to these musicians on a range of sensitive, but very real topics that many people struggle with daily.

Although their resolve has been tested, the band are proud to reveal Evolve. Using downtime during the pandemic to write and record new material, Endure the Affliction are ready to demonstrate they’re a force to be reckoned with.”