Published Nov 15, 2018Portrayal of Guilt have been gaining a lot of traction over the past year with the release of various EPs and singles. Their debut record, Let Pain Be Your Guide, is an amalgamation of hardcore, screamo and everything in between, making a unique experience in heavy music.
Let Pain Be Your Guide is focused on melody. Songs like "Chamber of Misery, Pt. II," "A Burden" and "Among Friends" utilize a balance of distorted and clean guitar riffs in a way that is unexpected, and continually pushing the album forward. Not one to shy away from abrupt musical changes, the use of industrial noise on Let Pain Be Your Guide creates sonic existential dread and sick feelings better than any riffs could.
Let Pain Be Your Guide is a rare entry point where the worlds of multiple genres come together effortlessly. Let Pain Be Your Guide is a healing and depressive record that taps into feelings of personal loathing. (Gilead Media)