Spiritbox take an ethereal, melodic detour on ‘Blessed Be’


Spiritbox’s profound, prolific output continues with ‘Blessed Be.’ 



Following their 2018-2019 singles collection EP and their monstrous prog-metalcore beast, ‘Rule Of Nines‘ from November of last year, Canada’s Spiritbox have definitely found their formula. Whilst taking on a more ethereal, melodic stance than other songs of theirs, with deeper guitar ambiance, glittering instrumental layers, soft crooning vocals, catchier pop hooks, and looped synths, ‘Blessed Be‘ also isn’t a light-weight. Their air-tight, djenty guitars and huge drum grooves still slam down hard, just as they do on the song’s filthy if kinda forced breakdown for its heavy-ass bridge section that could topple buildings.

Written about feeling insecure, doomed relationships, weighty anxiety, lacking serotonin and surviving chemical imbalances, ‘Blessed Be‘ is another interesting reflection on mental health and the self; a personal tune from a band who places these topics right at the forefront of their art. It’s simpler and a bit more straight-forward for Spiritbox musically, but here’s the thing: it works as it is. ‘Blessed Be‘ didn’t need to be some super techy, overly proggy song for it to be good – it still balances catchy and heavy better than most. This adds another engaging, well-rounded composition to the trio’s library of stellar material that continually out-classes so many others.

We’re unsure if there’s another singles collection EP on its way, what with how frequently these guys drop new songs, or if there’s even maybe a full-length record set in the pipeline for 2020. But new Spiritbox is never something to turn your nose up at.

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