If you love hard rock, then ‘heavy crown’ is an essential addition to your collection, not only is it packed with classic, timeless, hard rock tunes, but it is also the perfect way to say goodbye to a much loved bassist.
If you like beautiful, brutal hard rock with a bluesy edge, then ‘Inglorious’ is as essential as the air you breathe and will likely be considered a classic in the years to come
For those with a taste for the extreme, ‘vvltvre’ is a must.
If you have lost faith with music, this album will bring it back with a vengeance, this is rock ‘n’ roll and it sounds damn fine!
For those who like their music to feature both brains and brawn, ‘hereafter’ is essential listening.
Overall this is a more than welcome return to action from one of nu-metal’s hardest hitters and, should the band decide to leave it here, it is a far more fitting epitaph than the quiet dissolution that took place in 2003.
‘The diary’ is, above all else, a remarkable triumph of artistic ambition over the increasingly commercial desires of the music industry and this beautiful, progressive, neo-classical masterpiece deserves a space on your shelf. Simply stunning.
Intelligent, talented and dark as hell, Usurpress are not a band to be approached lightly or ill-advisedly.