When U.S. Metalcore juggernaut Born of Osiris released your debut EP ‘The brand-new Reign’ in 2007, they to be little more than pimply-faced teens with an ambitious sound and a hungry attitude.

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As guitarist Lee McKinney states in a push release, “10 years ago we were seniors in high institution in Chicago and spent our feather break recording a record that we had actually no idea would massively affect our lives. The brand-new Reign to be something we all believed in, and also for that reason we were every anxious and also curious to see just how it would be taken.” happily for them, it was an imaginative gamble the paid off, bring about a lasting partnership through Sumerian Records, four full-length records, and also a decade-long career complete of growled vocals, down-tuned mosh mayhem and progressive, synth-centric flirtations.

To celebrate this tenth-anniversary milestone, Born that Osiris determined to re-release your adolescent EP, but not in the conventional, “Hey! Here’s among our old records, exactly as it to be then, yet with some demo tracks and a completely unnecessary remaster. Give us your money!!” sense. Instead, the group’s existing members (lead guitarist Matthew C. Pantelis left after ‘The brand-new Reign’ to join Veil the Maya, v McKinney taking over axe duties, alongside a quick two-year stint with Jason Richardson, that was fired indigenous the tape in 2011), went back to the studio come rebuild, rewrite and re-record these eight monitor from the floor up, while additionally throwing in a brand-new monitor from those original ‘New Reign’ sessions just for an excellent measure.

It’s a welcome technique to old, pan favourites and it lends a contemporary sheen to some mid-2000’s, progressive metalcore bangers. Hence ‘The new Reign’ it s okay a new lease on life as ‘The Eternal Reign’.


Born that Osiris; now.


What’s automatically noticeable around ‘The Eternal Reign’ is the readjust in production. Instead of Michael Keene’s efforts on ‘The brand-new Reign’, frequent collaborator Nick Sampson (who also produced 2013’s ‘Tomorrow We dice Alive’ and 2015’s disappointed ‘Soul Sphere’) pushes each among these monitor to a whole brand-new level.

The north sound right here is gargantuan, and also extremely widespread in double-kick fuelled, pinch harmonic ragers choose ‘Bow Down,’ or the bombastic heaviness that crushing tracks prefer ‘Empires Erased’ and ‘Abstract Art’. Joe Buras’ synth lines and also keyboard flourishes have been suitably amplified as well, most notably in the mid-section of ‘Brace Legs,’ and also the bludgeoning transitions the stand-out track ‘Open arms To Damnation’.

Vocally, Ronnie Canizaro benefits from a decade’s worth of variation and also his vocal style has progressed in leaps and bounds since ‘The brand-new Reign’. However, it’s not necessarily one ‘improvement’ in a strictly literal meaning sense and more of simply a noticeable difference; whereby the vocals across both release fit the sound and also the band’s aesthetic, complementing both releases in an organic way. And also while the consists of the formerly unreleased monitor ‘Glorious Day’ feels amazing at first, it’s an enthusiasm that quickly dissipates through the track’s short run-time, simplistic structure and ‘light-on-ideas’ attitude.


Ah, 2007.


In regards to songwriting, the distinctions from ‘The brand-new Reign’ to ‘The Eternal Reign’ are relatively minor, restricted to some changed guitar riffs/drum parts, extra lift melodies, re-tuned bass and the enhancement of clean vocals in ‘Empires Erased’.

Overall, and excluding the previously mentioned production aspect, the transforms here don’t really provide any characterized sense that progression. It’s no so much buying the brand-new model of her favourite car, as much as it’s providing the one you already own a bang-up repaint job.


The ultimate concern with ‘The Eternal Reign’ boils under to this: was the relax absolutely necessary? Is that all simply a shameless cash grab? Or possibly a nostalgic diversion and appeal to the present Born the Osiris fan-base? As among those fan’s (a user named ‘WillBallForSoup’) so succinctly put it in a YouTube comment for their revamped ‘Empires Erased’ video: “This is bitter-sweet for me bros. Yes, this is the sound that BOO should have been structure off of. Rather than an upgrade of an old album, they must have offered us brand-new material based off the OG stuff. Meh. This still melts my confront off, yet give me miscellaneous fresh.

And therein lies the rub. Born that Osiris, to placed it bluntly, your current albums have been quite shitty. However, ‘The new Reign’ had actually great, memorable songs, and also now through ‘The Eternal Reign’ production, they sound hefty as all fuck. Perhaps, maybe (just maybe) take some of that nostalgia influence, and write a new record that’s simply as great – or challenge we to speak it – also better.


RosecranceEmpires ErasedOpen eight to DamnationAbstract ArtThe new ReignBrace LegsBow DownThe TakeoverGlorious Day

‘The Eternal Reign’ is accessible now with Sumerian Records.


6 Responses come “Born that Osiris – The Eternal Reign”

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hendo666March 10th, 2017

Nice testimonial Owen. (it’s about time somebody reviewed shit around here)Why the hell walk they fire Jason Richardson? that is like among the sexy Guitarists in metal right now!

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Owen MorawitzMarch 10th, 2017

Cheers! The stuff about Jason getting booted indigenous the tape is quite sketchy to say the least, however the dude is an pure menace top top guitar. Castle announced it end FB (very mature) and months later, he said they still fan him money because that expenses, talked shit around their drinking, drub-abuse etc., and how lot A higher Place suck (which it did). Drama, drama, drama… Still, The discovery was the just album the did with BOO, but it took their sound come a whole new level, and it was their last decent record imo.

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Alex SieversMarch 10th, 2017

We’ll have more reviews comes soon, don’t you stress hendo.

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hendo666March 11th, 2017

Nice, cheers Alex.

It was simply unusually Quiet from you boys