Formed in 2015, Vancouver’s This Gun For Hire is a genuine band of brothers that have built a long-lasting friendship through the music they play. Unleashing a power punch of their rock tinged melodic metalcore/post hardcore; the band has unleashed their debut album Something A Little More Sinister out now as of March 31st. The album was recorded with engineer and producer Roger Swan (K-OS, Battle Axe) to present their first clutch of original songs to showcase to the world. The twelve track release displays a keen awareness of pace and dynamics. Moving deftly from the seething chaos of the eponymous opener to the grandiose and melodic epic of “To The Fallen And The Faithful” and back again for the staccato grunt of “Barn Burner” to finish the record. Taking cues from Alexisonfire, Every Time I Die, Underoath, Beartooth, The Holly Springs Disaster, the band describes their sound as “fast, heavy, sincere, atmospheric, and meaningful”.
Check out the official video for “Barn Burner” below:
“It’s just music we all feel the need to write. Metal with no boundaries is what got us together. There is way too much fluff going on now in this genre. It’s lost its integrity. We hope people can walk away with one of our songs stuck in their head. Or looking for more!” says guitarist Tyler Burns.