Metallic, lacerating riffs blend with slamming, crushing heaviness. The listener’s ears are assaulted by incessant, pulverizing shredding and dissonant brutality until out of nowhere comes a whitewash of melody; a catchy, cleansing chorus amongst the chaos. This isn’t some bizarre, Bollywood-inspired dream thrust upon the listener’s subconscious, but rather the music of Bangalore, India’s Final Surrender. Using a unique and magnificent blend ofhard hitting and abrasive metalcore and progressive, dynamic native influences, Final Surrender break new and unchurned ground with every song they fashion from theirdebut release, The Expanse to their upcoming faith-filled juggernaut, Nothing But Void.Forming in the blistering cold Winter of 2010, Final Surrender is the collective effort of five young, yet extremely talented musicians on a journey to push the envelope of progressivemetalcore. Upon their formation, the band released two independent E.P.s, toured their native homeland extensively, and developed a rabid, loyal fanbase that reaches beyond India’s borders. The result of the band’s hard work and dedication led them to inking a deal with Indiana’s Rottweiler Records. After their 2012 signing, Final Surrender announced they would be entering the studio with former Evanescence drummer, Rocky Gray to record their second full-length release, Empty Graves.
Influenced from everything by metalcore giants August Burns Red to prolific progressive masters Meshuggah, Final Surrender are a dynamic blend of gut busting heaviness and razor-sharp metallic riffing. Harsh, grating vocals soar overtop of labyrinthine, winding riffing and break-neck speed drumming, leaving the listener in nothing but the purest state of shock and awe. What’s just as awe-inspiring is the band’s commitment to God and spreading love and forgiveness. This is evident in their brand new single “Nothing But Void,” from the release of the same name, releasing January 13th, 2017. “Nothing But Void” is a transparent look at the realities of faith and encourages listeners to renew their lives through the warmth and light of faith, to soldier on through the hardest of times, and to never surrender.