I remember listening to Every Time I Die’s ‘Ex Lives’ for the first time and thinking ‘holy shit, this fucking band’.
Even though there’s been many records since 2012 that have captured my heart, that record in particular was powerful, intense, gratifying, and had a great deal of staying power – it was a complete tidal wave of a record. But if you consider that record to be a tidal wave, then you could only call From Parts Unknown an amalgamation of the rest of their repertoire.
No matter how many up-and-coming bands attempt to mimic them, there is only one Every Time I Die – cathartic release in the midst of utter insanity, which is exactly the reason you should make time to see them at Slam Dunk.
Written by Jack Simmonds (@jackxsimmonds)