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Album Review: Polaris – The Death Of Me

Rising Aussie metalcore crew Polaris raise their game on superb second album The Death Of Me

Polaris’ chief lyricist Daniel Furnari has described The Death Of Me as being “a record about losing faith in yourself and the world”. Despite this bleak outlook, though, there are plenty of reasons for Daniel and his bandmates to have belief in themselves here.

Following a successful debut album – 2017’s The Mortal Coil, which debuted in the Australian Top 10 – the Sydney natives have produced another brilliant metalcore record that positions them as one of the genre’s standout hopes. Flitting between melodic choruses on songs like Masochist or Vagabond and the raging heaviness of recent single Hypermania, Polaris consistently impress across The Death Of Me.

Their take on their genre is studied, but it works because it doesn’t rely on a cookie-cutter approach. Instead, they carve a path of their own, with their music elevated further by the formidable delivery of frontman Jamie Hails. The result is an album which, rather than proclaiming death, signals the rise of an increasingly bright musical force.

Verdict: 4/5

Posted on February 21st 2020, 10:38am
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