Few modern bands embody the true spirit of heavy metal as well as Savage Messiah, whose dogged perseverance, passion and conviction harks back to the hard graft of metal’s masters of old. On the band’s fifth full-length album, Demons, due to release on May 17th, this has never been more evident. Vintage bullet-belt influences meet modern metal with 11 new songs that will feel as much at home on the airwaves and playlists as reverberating around sweaty mosh-pits.
“Under No Illusions” gives you the first taste of the upcoming album. The Brits have gradually infused their unrelenting modern metal with strains of melodic metal, topping their neckbreakingly precise riffs with fierce hooklines and anthemic choruses begging to be screamed back at the band in sold out stadiums. Once again Savage Messiah prove that they are one of the most forward thinking bands around, creating an album steeped in diversity, even including a cover of US country star Chris Stapleton’s anthemic track “Parachute”.
Watch an official lyric video for “Under No Illusions” below: