Stream/download: https://smarturl.it/kse-atonement "Atonement" August 16th, 2019 on Metal Blade Records.
LYRICS: Deceive me, Release me, Unleash me You’ve unleashed the wild within
Welcome to the madness that dwells inside these eyes Pushed unto the breaking point you’re running out of time
This innocent blood is on your hands Deceive me, Come face to face with the final stand Release me, It’s the part of me you can’t comprehend Unleash me, You’ve unleashed the wild within You who spoke defiance You who spoke in jest The last of all my tolerance has left this broken man
I remind you time and time again you’ve broken the restrains against your heart against the dark Can you feel the pain of those you’ve betrayed The promises unmade, broken hearts that fill with shame and you’re to blame Do they call your name Theres nothing left to say, nothing left to say
"'Unleashed' is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface," said singer Jesse Leach. "We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song and I'm stoked for everyone to hear it! The new album "Atonement" is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence."
Indeed, "Atonement" is the culmination of a trying and turbulent two-year period. KsE started kicking around ideas for the album as early as 2017. The band recorded the bulk of the material separately on both coasts. However, in the middle of the process, a polyp developed scar tissue in Leach's throat, forcing him to undergo surgery. The intense three-month recovery ended with speech therapy, vocal therapy, and scream therapy. The band ultimately emerged with an album that is further evidence of their undeniable legacy as one of the most enduring metal bands of the last two decades and beyond.
The elaborate illustration on the "Atonement" album cover was created by none other than talented UK based artist Richey Beckett (Metallica, Mastodon) with the band's own Mike D'Antonio handling art direction and layout duties.
"Atonement" track listing: 1. "Unleashed" 2. "The Signal Fire" [Featuring Howard Jones] 3. "Us Against the World" 4. "The Crownless King" [Featuring Chuck Billy] 5. "I Am Broken Too" 6. "As Sure As the Sun Will Rise" 7. "Know Your Enemy" 8. “Take Control" 9. "Ravenous" 10. "I Can't Be the Only One" 11. "Bite the Hand That Feeds"