by Obey the Brave Obey the Brave


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Upon hearing "Short Fuse," the opening track of Obey the Brave's sophomore album, Salvation, it would be easy to think that you've stumbled upon a lost gem from that magic moment in the '90s when hardcore and thrash took the Youth Crew sound in a whole new direction. With its blunt, straightforward heaviness, gang vocals, and bellowing violence, the album proves that this is one band that understands what metalcore is all about. Although the album is punctuated with forays into melodic hardcore, like the soaring choruses of "Up in Smoke" or the plaintive rock of "Lone Wolf," the Salvation always keeps one eye pointed toward aggression, so no matter how far Obey the Brave's sound might wander, it always returns to the mosh pit. Although it would be easy to dismiss these moments of melody as simply taking away from the heaviness, they serve a crucial function in the formula Obey the Brave are working with, allowing the album to climb rapturously upwards before it comes crashing down to earth with the full force of a punishing, classic hardcore breakdown. It also means that, while Salvation might sound like an album from the early days of Victory Records, it doesn't necessarily sound old. By putting in these little moments of lightness here and there, Obey the Brave add a level of dynamic nuance that bands like Earth Crisis never reached. This makes Salvation a more evolved take on classic metalcore that hardcore fans of any era will be able to appreciate briefly as they're being caught up in the whirlwind of a circle pit.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2014
Label: Epitaph
UPC: 0045778732524
catalogNumber: 87325
Rank: 149342


  1. Short Fuse
  2. Raise Your Voice
  3. Up in Smoke
  4. Into the Storm
  5. Next Level
  6. Back in the Day
  7. I am Winter
  8. Lone Wolf
  9. C'est La Vie
  10. Full Circle
  11. North Strong
  12. Brave the Fire

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Obey the Brave   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Michael McFadden   Background Vocals
Rat   Background Vocals
Louis Valiquette   Background Vocals
Antoine Lussier   Background Vocals
Kevin McCaughey   Vocals
Elliot Desgagnes   Background Vocals
Paul Zinay   Background Vocals
Marc-Andre Beaudet   Background Vocals
Charlie Baron   Background Vocals
Fred Jacques   Background Vocals
Alex Erian   Vocals,Group Member
Miguel Lepage   Bass,Group Member
Christian Donaldson   Background Vocals
Martin Cleal   Background Vocals
Stevie Morotti   Drums,Group Member
Greg Wood   Guitar,Group Member
John Campbell   Guitar,Group Member
Jessy Fuchs   Background Vocals
Thierry Lord   Background Vocals
Marc-Andre Filon   Background Vocals
Chady Awad   Background Vocals
Bine Robusto   Background Vocals
Burger   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jason Link   Layout
Antoine Lussier   Composer,Producer
Yanic Desgroseilliers   Engineer
Marc-Andre Beaudet   Vocal Engineer
Yannick St. Amand   Drum Engineering
Christian Donaldson   Vocal Engineer
Martin Cleal   Live Sound,Tour Manager
Obey the Brave   Composer
Vincent Dion   Artwork

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