Buckle up, because LIFE RIGHT NOW’s highly anticipated new album, “Avant-Garde” hits the gas quickly and doesn’t let up. Pulsating, groovy riffs with sudden breakdowns and irresistible hooks define the group’s first offering.
In mid-2018, Zachary Scott (harsh vocals), Justin DiMarco (bass/clean vocals), and Kyle Dameron (guitar) entered the studio to start demoing out ideas for their debut release. During this time, the trio expanded when they met drummer Bryan McClure of the powerhouse metal act ATILLA. “I didn’t know what to expect when Zach approached me”, says McClure. “I’m open to all music, I love everything, but when I heard what they were creating, I knew I had to be a part of it.” With their lineup solidified, the quartet handed off their self-produced tracks to Kyle Dameron (Rareform Studios) for mixing and mastering.
Standout tracks from the album include the crowd-pleasing opener “Two Wrongs Don’t Make A Right (But Three Do).” With DiMarco’s incredibly smooth and controlled voice, the track becomes the ultimate tone setter for the record as layers of harmonies resonate throughout the album, cutting through the clever and gratifying melodies.
“Wolfpack” is a beautifully arranged, radio-ready track with just enough of a heavy atmosphere to keep “metal heads” pounding their chests. Perhaps the most interesting track however, is the A Day To Remember-esque rock song “I Don’t Wanna Know,” a fine showing of diversity and a potential look at the future of the band.
LIFE RIGHT NOW is a loaded gun ready to explode and take the number one spot of your Metalcore playlists alongside the likes of I Prevail, We Came As Romans, and Issues. Fans of all genres will find something to feed their musical appetite with this album.