Texas nu-metal outfit Relent has announced the release of their highly anticipated Rockfest Records sophomore album, Heavy.
"Heavy is an anthem for the hurting," the band explains. "It's a story of trauma, tribulation and therapy. Where so many have been silenced, Heavy has a way of speaking for those by capturing silent screams and putting them on paper. It's always comforting to know someone has heard your cries, but it's a much deeper emotion when someone feels your pain. Suddenly the world doesn't seem so dark, and even if you don't see a light at the end of the tunnel, you don't feel so alone anymore. This album was written to be the arm around your shoulder while you walk through the pain."
Listeners already know a little of what to expect through breakout singles "Last Days," "Think You Got It" and "Ghost," all of which are part of Heavy's tracklist. The album contains an additional 7 never-before-heard tracks that continue to dive deep into the heart of our heaviest experiences, backed with authentic nu-metal grit. The band also unveiled the album artwork, a striking and instantly unforgettable depiction of what it feels like to be at your lowest.
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Relent's | Posted October 06, 2021 What You Need To Know: Heavy is Relent's second full-length studio album on Rockfest Records, following Heart Attack.
What It Sounds Like: Heavy builds upon the foundation they laid down in Heart Attack. Their fusion of old-school nu-metal with modern hard rock is a standout in the aggressive music scene. Improvements are found in every area–vocals, lyrics, and music.
Spiritual Highlights: Relent addresses some heavy topics in this record, as expected from both the album title and artwork. Issues like hypocrisy, addiction, depression, and more are handled through mature, hope-filled songs.
The difficult topics can be summarized as lead singer Miggy Sanchez shared with RockOnPurpose: "God has always shown up in the midst... If He can do it for me, He can do it for you. Don't give up. I know it's hard, but you're going to be stronger from this."
Best Song: The band's creativity shines on the title track "Heavy." They tap into the hip-hop style more–rapping verses, a near-spoken word bridge, and continually heavy choruses. Relent gets more ferocious in songs like "Danger" and "Ghost" which can't be missed.
Bottom Line: If you feel low in your soul, Relent's new music is sure to bring you some inspiration. What Christian-based nu-metal lacks in quantity, you'll often find quality. Relent is no exception. Heavy is definitely a highlight of the year.