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Review: Parkway Drive - Atlas

Review: Parkway Drive - Atlas

Album No. 4 finds this Australian quintet back at its old tricks. The 12 tracks here only occasionally stray from the now-patented metalcore formula, with plenty of gang vocals, melodic riffs, and uninspired mosh parts; headbangers tired of the standardization of metalcore will just find more reason to feel weary. But Parkway Drive do manage to make the mundane memorable with some strong songwriting. One notable standout is “Wild Eyes,” which effectively blends blast beats, breakdowns, and an anthemic chorus with some very catchy riffs. Too bad that, even at its best, this Atlas maps well-trodden ground. DAVID MCKENNA

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