Parkway Drive Channel Avenged Sevenfold On Anthemic New Single ‘Prey’ & Of Course The Purists Are PissyWritten by Emmy Mack on April 25, 2018
Parkway Drive are continuing to divide the internet after letting rip another monstrously catchy new single dubbed ‘Prey’.
Much like their previously released new album cut ‘The Void’, this new metal banger combines melodic 80’s-inspired riffage with a gigantic, fist-pumping, singalong chorus.
But whereas the former single was more Metallica-esque thrash, the triplet-chugging guitarmony-powered theatrics of ‘Prey’ are more reminiscent of Iron Maiden or Avenged Sevenfold.
But naturally, because it doesn’t sound like Horizons or Deep Blue, the purists are sh*tted off:
we need the toilet.
— Impericon UK (@impericon_uk) April 24, 2018
— Lewi (@L_A_Howell) April 24, 2018
— grant (@grathanial) April 24, 2018
Lmao how did Parkway Drive go from the band that wrote Deep Blue to the band that wrote this pirate song called Prey
— White Wolf (@Mankyliam) April 24, 2018
But it should also be pointed out that just as many — if not more — fans are also vibing the hell out of the Byron Bay metalcore crew’s new crusher, and vocally defending them against the haters:
i feel like this new parkway drive album is going to piss off those types of kids that wear no socks and listen to deathcore 24/7https://t.co/HtJKlzbs1v
— Joe (@Joewilsonn) April 24, 2018
me trying to tell parkway drive fans that their sound is allowed to change from killing with a smile whether you like it or not pic.twitter.com/cF1bFmZash
— is it august 24th yet (@deathtomisery) April 24, 2018
— Marcus Pearson (@Gareve_) April 24, 2018
What Parkway Drive are doing now is called “progression” some of the members are in their mid 30s and don’t want to write the same album 10 times. They’re experimenting and absolutely killing it. If you love deep blue so much, go and listen to it. Simple.
— The Real Slim Poppet (@Pimleyyyyy) April 24, 2018
Parkway Drive need to stop releasing such sick songs, I can only get so turned on pic.twitter.com/SIT1FfxKhx
— aaron (@AaronJaackson) April 24, 2018
Reverence is Parkway’s sixth studio album, and the follow-up to 2015’s IRE.
Frontman Winston McCall has called the LP, which was produced by the band’s longtime sound engineer George Hadjichristou, their “most honest and personal record” to date.
“It has been born though pain, sacrifice, and conviction, with the ultimate goal of expanding not only what Parkway Drive stand for musically, but who we are as people,” he said. “Thank you for listening.”
Reverence is due out on Friday, 4th May.
Give fresh cut ‘Prey’ a spin, and see what you reckon for yourself, below.