From Parts Unknown

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From Parts Unknown
From Parts Unknown Cover, Every Time I Die.jpg
Studio album by Every Time I Die
Released July 1, 2014 (2014-07-01)
Recorded March 2014
Studio GodCity Studio, Salem, Massachusetts
Genre Metalcore, hardcore punk, Southern rock
Length 31:41
Label Epitaph
Producer Kurt Ballou
Every Time I Die chronology
Ex Lives
(2012)Ex Lives2012
From Parts Unknown
(2014)
Low Teens
(2016)Low Teens2016

From Parts Unknown is the seventh studio album by American metalcore band Every Time I Die.

Recording and composition[edit]

From Parts Unknown was recorded over the course of a month with Kurt Ballou of Converge at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts[1] in March 2014. Vocalist Keith Buckley said Ballou "always intimidated the living shit out of me, so I was overjoyed when the decision was made to record our next record with him".[2] Buckley said that working with Ballou was "stressful in the best way, like when your dad comes to watch you play baseball for the first time and you just want to make him proud".[1] Ballou challenged the band to push themselves to make heavy but catchy songs. Buckley had attracted laryngitis, which had caused him to track the majority of his vocals in one day.[1]

According to Buckley, "Instead of making something that the kids can all sing along to," the group wanted to create "music that scares them".[1] According to Blabbermouth.net, the album title was "initially inspired by a term used by wrestlers to increase their mystique, It ultimately references the more hopeful mood that creeped into the album's lyrics during songwriting."[1] Buckley said he didn't "realize I had that more positive outlook in me".[1]

Release[edit]

On May 19, 2014, From Parts Unknown was announced for release, and its track listing and artwork was revealed.[3] In addition, a music video was released for "Thirst". According to themusic, the video features "two dudes running roughshod through and at the outskirts of a city on their way to a house party".[4] From Parts Unknown was made available for streaming on June 16,[1] before being released on July 1 through Epitaph Records.[5] In January 2015, the band went on a tour of Australia with Touché Amoré.[6] In November and December, the band supported August Burns Red on their headlining US tour.[7]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 92/100[8]
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 98%[9]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[10]
Alternative Press 4/5 stars[5]
Exclaim! 9/10[11]
FasterLouder Favourable[12]
Hit the Floor 5/5 stars[13]
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars[14]
Sputnikmusic 4.1/5[15]

Upon its release, From Parts Unknown was met with critical acclaim from music critics. According to Metacritic, where they assign a weighted average score out of 100 to ratings and reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average of 92, based on 6 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[8] Drew Beringer of AbsolutePunk called the record "desperate, ferocious, and raw."[9] James Monger of AllMusic wrote "Every Time I Die have established themselves as one of the more reliable and relatable ... acts to come out of the genre, not to mention one of the most discernable, and the commanding From Parts Unknown does nothing to tarnish that reputation."[10] Jason Pettigrew of Alternative Press wrote, "This band may be close to two decades and seven albums in, but in these here Parts, Every Time I Die are coming out of the box like airborne wolverines lunging for the world’s carotid arteries."[5] Jacob Royal of Sputnikmusic claimed "it’s commendable enough for the band to switch gears once having gotten to cruise control, and this record makes it clear that change was the main thing they sought."[15] The album was included at number 14 on Rock Sound's "Top 50 Albums of the Year" list.[16] The album was included at number 27 on Kerrang!'s "The Top 50 Rock Albums Of 2014" list.[17]

The album charted at number 22 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling around 12,000 copies in its first week.[18]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Great Secret" 2:38
2. "Pelican of the Desert" (featuring Sean Ingram) 1:58
3. "Decayin' with the Boys" 2:33
4. "Overstayer" 2:08
5. "If There Is Room to Move, Things Move" 2:36
6. "Moor" 3:26
7. "Exometrium" 2:42
8. "Thirst" 1:25
9. "Old Light" (featuring Brian Fallon) 3:06
10. "All Structures Are Unstable" 2:02
11. "El Dorado" 4:12
12. "Idiot" 2:55
Total length: 31:41

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[19] 32
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[20] 22
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[21] 16
US Billboard 200[22] 22
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[23] 23
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[24] 3
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[25] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[26] 5
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[27] 8

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g "EVERY TIME I DIE: Entire 'From Parts Unknown' Album Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. June 16, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ "EVERY TIME I DIE Taps Producer KURT BALLOU For New Album". Blabbermouth.net. March 3, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ "EVERY TIME I DIE To Release 'From Parts Unknown' In July". Blabbermouth.net. May 19, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Every Time I Die To Release New Album". themusic. Street Press Australia Pty Ltd. May 20, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c Pettigrew, Jason. "Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown". Altpress. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  6. ^ Fuamoli, Sosefina (September 2, 2014). "Every Time I Die and Touche Amore touring Australia in January 2015!". The AU Review. Heath Media. Retrieved July 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ "AUGUST BURNS RED Release “Ghosts” Video Featuring A DAY TO REMEMBER’s Jeremy McKinnon". Brave Words. October 13, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "From Parts Unknown - Every Time I Die". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Beringer, Drew. "Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "EveryTime I Die From Parts Unknown". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Zorgdrager, Bradley. "Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown". Exclaim!. Ian Danzig. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  12. ^ Woodward, Matthew (July 10, 2014). "Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown". FasterLouder. Junkee Media. Retrieved July 12, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown". Hitthefloor. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  14. ^ Punknews.org. "Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  15. ^ a b Royal, Jacob. "Every Time I Die From Parts Unknown". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Bird, ed. 2015, p. 27
  17. ^ Emily (March 18, 2015). "The Top 50 Rock Albums Of 2014". Kerrang!. Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  18. ^ "EVERY TIME I DIE's 'From Parts Unknown' Cracks U.S. Top 25". Blabbermouth.net. July 9, 2014. Retrieved July 13, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown". Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  22. ^ "Every Time I Die – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Every Time I Die.
  23. ^ "Every Time I Die – Chart history" Billboard Digital Albums for Every Time I Die.
  24. ^ "Every Time I Die – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Every Time I Die.
  25. ^ "Every Time I Die – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Every Time I Die.
  26. ^ "Every Time I Die – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Every Time I Die.
  27. ^ "Every Time I Die – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Every Time I Die.
Sources
  • Bird, Ryan, ed. (January 2015). "Top 50 Albums of the Year". Rock Sound. London: Freeway Press Inc. (195). ISSN 1465-0185. 

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