From Sorrow To Serenity: Remnant Of Humanity

Scottish brutalists fail to break the metalcore formula

From Sorrow To Serenity album

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Hurtling out of Scotland like a runaway train, Glasgwegian growlers From Sorrow To Serenity’s debut album is packed tighter than sardines in a vice.

Amidst the brutal, piledriving force of shredding and drums, Fraser Smith’s blood-gargling vocals roar. But, despite the speed and pissed-off precision, the savage Scots struggle to add another dimension to the deathcore scene.

There’s a sense of a band still trying to find their feet, and while it’s more than mediocre, there’s little amongst the aggression to hook you in.

The biggest highlight comes from The Way Back featuring former Thy Art Is Murder vocalist CJ McMahon, whose signature thunderous bellow strikes like a torpedo while elevating the record away from the samey depths Remnant Of Humanity calls home.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.