Walls Of Jericho: No One Can Save You From Yourself

Detroit’s melodic hardcore heroes detonate once more

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After an eight-year absence, Walls Of Jericho are back with furious vengeance and rebellion in their hearts.

This is a ‘fuck you’ to anyone who ever stood in the Detroit mob’s way, as invigorating as it is defiant, and hits harder than a battering ram made of biceps. The punked-up fury that powers through the 13 tracks is jammed with more energy than the Duracell bunny on a Red Bull binge and is as subtle as a razorblade to the retinas.

Candace Kucsulain’s huge vocals are intertwined with pummelling drums and stabbing guitars, leaving bruises on the inside of your skull. You can almost hear the spit flying at the mic as the mob snarl and scream through highlights Cutbird, Reign Supreme, Anthem and the title track.

Laden with gang chants and more heavy-duty breakdowns than the RAC receive all year, this adrenaline-fuelled album is a bomb that’s ready for the pit.

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.