When original members of a band reunite, they take on a great risk—a risk of producing what is after all only a pale, flat, and unexciting version of their former selves.
This year, the past members of Haste the Day came together and put out what is undeniably some of the best hard rock and metal-core of the year and, what’s more, perhaps some of the best songs ever written by the band.
Coward was skillfully mixed by Matt Goldman—who has worked with Underoath, As Cities Burn, Anberlin, and others—at Glow in the Dark Studios, and I had the privilege of mastering it. After it’s release by Solid State Records, the LP reached number one in iTunes in Metal and made it into the top 50 of billboard. It rocks.