Art of Dying – Die Trying

Who They Are: One of Canada’s more explosive hard rock acts, Vancouver-based five-piece Art of Dying’s raucous blend of ardent post-grunge and blistering, three-part, harmony-laden alt-metal falls somewhere in between Pearl Jam, Incubus, and Hinder. Formed in the mid-2000s around the talents of Jonny Hetherington (vocals), Greg Bradley (guitar), Tavis Stanley (guitar), Cale Gontier (bass), and Jeff Brown (drum), the band released their eponymous debut in 2006 on their own label, Thorny Bleeder, resulting in critical acclaim both at home and abroad, as well shows and tours with the likes of Seether, Disturbed, and Theory of a Deadman. The group’s sophomore effort (and Reprise Records debut) Vices and Virtues arrived in March of 2011.

Why I Like Them: I don’t even know where to start with this song!  I was immediately hooked with the intro. I am in love with the vocals 100%.  I don’t want to short the rest of the band here so let me say that these guys are amazing. One of the things I always hope for is that I will feel some thing when I’m listening to the songs I review. This song absolutely did that. I am so loving this song right now! I know I’m going to have this song stuck in my head later today. Nice tight drum work and some sick guitars always make me a happy camper. I also wanted to touch on the lyrical content, cause you know me right? I love the message they are sending out here. There is some thing here that leaves me feeling better after listening.


Would I Listen to More of Their Stuff: There is no bad in this tune at all, in fact I’m already planning on checking out their tour schedule. I also am currently downloading more of their stuff to plop straight into my current playlist.  This song was a true joy to review. Bottom line is I want this on my phone. God I love this song!


The Band is:

Jonny Hetherington – Vocals
Greg Bradley – Guitar
Jeff Brown – Drums
Cale Gontier – Bass/Vocals
Tavis Stanley – Guitar/Vocals

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