Killswitch Engage AtonementKillswitch Engage are one of modern metal’s most renowned bands. They injected much needed energy and musicianship during the noughties to help bring the scene out of its nu-metal slump.

Atonement is another example of why they are still so highly regarded. After a somewhat restrained beginning that is Unleashed, the album storms out of the gate with The Signal Fire, which features the band’s former vocalist Howard Jones, and it’s all systems go.

Atonement may not push the envelope in terms of songwriting, but the bands signature sound is present, ensuring the album retains a familiarity without sounding like a rehash of the past.

Atonement by Killswitch Engage is out August 16 via Sony.

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