Boundaries, the Hartford-based band whose forthcoming album Burying Brightness (Oct. 14, 3DOT Recordings) was described by Revolver as “steeped in metalcore greatness… packed with soaring guitar leads and anthemic clean vocals,” offer up a third and final preview of the forthcoming album with release of the 12-song album’s title track.
“We utilized their voices for the first time,” Matt McDougal said of the band’s fresh approach to the album. “There’s definitely a new dynamic. We focused on writing some choruses. We made it a little prettier and calmer, changing up the listening experience. We wanted to use all of the tools we have at our disposal on this record. We didn’t leave anything out.”
Boundaries wrote the bulk of Burying Brightness in the studio, reuniting with Your Receding Warmth producer Randy Leboeuf [The Acacia Strain, Kublai Khan] at Graphic Nature Audio.
“Our goal is to write exactly the kinds of songs we want to with no barriers,” guitar player Cory Emond explains. “I feel like we did that. We’ve always wanted to have songs with singing, but we were never able to capture it until now. We also have some of the heaviest songs we’ve ever written. It has both extremes.”
The band previously previewed the 12-song album with “Realize and Rebuild” and “Heaven’s Broken Heart” . Brooklyn Vegan said the single is “a great example” of the band “bringing in more clean vocals without toning down the aggression.” Boundaries previously announced that McDougal is now sharing vocal duties with drummer Tim Sullivan and bass player Nathan Calcagno.
Burying Brightness track list:
1. It Begins To Speak
2. Your Own Murder
3. This Is What It’s Like
4. Heaven’s Broken Heart
5. No One Will Mourn You Here
6. Resent and Regret
7. Realize and Rebuild
8. My Body is a Cage
10. It Was Built to Break
11. Burying Brightness
12. The Tower
Album pre-orders, which include several limited-edition vinyl variants as well as collectible bundles, are available here.
Boundaries is Cory Emond (guitar), Cody Delvecchio (guitar), Tim Sullivan (drums/vocals), Nathan Calcagno (bass/vocals) and Matthew McDougal (vocals). The Hartford-based band have released a pair of EPs: Hartford County Misery (2017) and My Body In Bloom (2019), as well as the full-length album, Your Receding Warmth (2020). Brooklyn Vegan said Your Receding Warmth “positions Boundaries as fresh new faces of the metalcore revival that birthed Code Orange, Knocked Loose, Vein, and a quickly-growing number of other great bands.”