I felt my heart sink in I miss the days when I felt indestructible We're veering overlines That shake me every time I miss the days when I felt indestructible It wasn't supposed to be like this I lived in a world where darkness didn't exist Mortality is a beautiful thing. You needed to be set free. The manner in which the frontman spills out his heart adds weight to his words and makes the record play out like a journal. All you can think to do is run Make no mistake. Another big thing that Deadweight deserves praise for is the variety of dynamics from song to song as well. No longer worth Your faith.
That lives could be lost I'm having nightmares Where fate leaves us for dead Never imagined a price on our heads I woke up screaming. It seems ironic that a band that sticks so closely to a formulated metalcore sound would allude to a 20th century country artist, but they beg a question: are we more focused on finding artists who do something different than we are at finding artists who use their talents to affect us? I've never been this low before Deadweight All you do is Break me Leave me feeling Empty Now I long to be set free You're my own misery To be honest. You needed to be rid of me. Songs are on average a lot slower than they used to be, and have also been down-tuned to basic djent levels. But it was never enough.
I'm hanging by your thread You and I Are running out of time We can't coexist You took what was mine So. Always learning from my mistakes. You found your place in the arms of another But now I see it's just see it's the way the earth will turn I wanna feel the love you can't live without The one that Johnny Cash wrote all his songs about. Get away from me Death to self is much easier said than done Pain is what has set me free. It's enough for me to keep a close eye on Wage War's future endeavors, if that means anything to you. I had to go through hell To find what's best in me. I can't seem to get away from me.
You see It's you or it's me Now I'm seeing red Yeah why don't you just drop dead No longer part of me I'm losing grip I'm out of touch Too late to say I've had enough It's like every breath Could be my last My demons won't stay in the past All alone On my own Pull me close I feel the water reach around my neck Don't let go Just show me that there's better days ahead Make me see I'm only half the person I should be Pull me close Set me free from this gravity I can't move forward and keep looking back. I'll self destruct Bleed out until I think I've had enough But it never is. But the pleasure became pain. I swear Don't even look for a heart. Their intimacy is noticeable from the get-go. You're the one who pulls the strings Heavy win Heavy loss I'm moving forward no matter what the cost I woke up screaming.
Never failure You paved the way. But I gave it all away for no return Guess it's just another lesson that I'll never learn. You remain my conscience We were broken before we bent I can feel it now You're there but you're not I'm picking up what we've lost Lay me in the ground Just throw it away There's nothing more you can say I'd like to think that the love that we had was Different than the rest. I gave you all I had. I swear it never is It's like I'm out of my mind Relapse. I will suffer the judgement passed by those who simply Do not understand.
You'll find there's nothing there I can't take it back All the years that we spent Together have come to an end Regret is all I had Not sure I would if I could do it all over again I can't take it back The memories. I thought you felt the same. Left broken and empty Put my heart in the hands of another Set a fire to the past and watched me burn Somehow I guess it's better this way Looking back. I felt my heart sink in I miss the days when I felt indestructible So write this on my stone if I don't make it Home I tried my best. But to my dismay The great unknown could be an early grave. And Wage War's new album, Deadweight, is a great display of the power that metalcore still has today. Didn't even recognize myself Self worth is not found in someone else Chase what you want Never give up Salt the wound, all ties are cut Now I see I was broken to be made a better me Had to learn to let it go and let it be Sometimes we're too blind to see The hardest lessons that we learn Are the ones where knowledge must be earned.
It's what makes us human. But I gave it all away for no return Guess it's just another lesson that I'll never learn Can't seem to fill the void that lives in my chest. I can't take much more. Was it all just a mistake? Like an anchor tied to my feet. Fed up with the system.
You wouldn't know what it cost After every sacrifice I have made. It's been two years since I've spilled Out my heart on a blank page. I'm nothing as I seem No ground beneath my feet. My favorite things include vinyl records, Breaking Bad, National Parks, and Chipotle. Our innocence is gone I can't read the headlines Another murder in the streets. And if it's one thing to anticipate on a metalcore album, it's going to be catchy choruses, which is what we get on the track as well. But it's distant On my own I don't think that I can fix this Set me free from this gravity.
It's a pretty solid album, but I would really only recommend it to other fans of this subgenre. Any fan of metal should be able to find something that piques their interest, as the Ocala, Florida natives further their capability to engage both musically and emotionally. However, much to the dismay of perhaps a good portion of Metal Injection readers, metalcore is actually still producing new bands with many of the same familiar elements. The group even pops in a compact breakdown between choruses to further press the feeling of struggle that Cody Quistad expresses with his cleans. Think for yourself And nobody else We can't trust the lies we're fed Or we're all as good as dead. With the end in our sights.