After mounting anticipation, Canadian metal/hardcore band Counterparts has released their new album, You’re Not You Anymore, out now via Pure Noise Records.
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“YNYA is the perfect blend of every record we’ve released prior. I feel like we did a great job at capturing the best parts of Counterparts. Not to sound like a broken record, but these are definitely the coolest songs we’ve ever written. I really do hope you enjoy it. If not, I’m sorry and I guess we’ll try harder next time.” – Brendan Murphy (vocals)
Read what critics are saying about You’re Not You Anymore:
“Like love at first listen, the album immediately captivates” – AltPress.com
“For poetic rage and superb representation of all things melodic Hardcore, CrypticRock give Counterparts’ You’re Not You Anymore 5 of 5 stars” – CrypticRock.com
“This is a honed-in version of Counterparts that showcases the band’s best aspects.” – Exclaim.ca
“This new album given to us by Ontario metalheads Counterparts is something truly amazing” – MetalTrenches.com
“Counterparts set bold aspirations for themselves and came out on top—not just on top of their own immense discography, but of the heavy music scene as a whole.” – New-Transcendence.com
“This brand new Counterparts album is absolutely electrifying. Every song has so much life and is incredibly vibrant, making You’re Not You Anymore yet another shining release.” – ThePreludePress.com
Counterparts consciously decided to switch things up on their fifth full-length album and second for Pure Noise, You’re Not You Anymore. Forging into new territory, the Hamilton, Ontario quintet—Brendan “B” Murphy [lead vocals], Adrian Lee [rhythm guitar], Blake Hardman [lead guitar], Kyle Brownlee [drums], and Tyler Williams [bass]—stressed the incorporation of clean singing and tighter structures into the writing process, streamlining their searing signature style significantly.
The progression proved natural for the group with 2015’s Tragedy Will Find Us paving the way. The album debuted at #116 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned the endorsement of Noisey who claimed, “This is a record made by a band who have hit their stride in defining exactly what Counterparts means in terms of sound and meaning.” From its knockout tracklisting, “Burn” cracked 800K Spotify streams, while “Solace” and “Stranger” surpassed the 500K-mark. Finishing up a whirlwind of touring, the guys retreated to Graphic Nature Studios in New Jersey to once again record with producer Will Putney [Body Count, The Amity Affliction].
You’re Not You Anymore marked the first time Counterparts wrote with Blake, Kyle, and Tyler as Adrian also stepped up to the plate with more ideas. The first single Bouquet illuminates Counterparts’ growth. Fortified by airtight riffing and hardcore energy, the track swings into a chantable clean refrain that’s impossible to shake. Within a month, it cracked 179K Spotify streams and introduced the album with a bang.
Ultimately, Counterparts stand poised to connect more than ever on You’re Not You Anymore.