Pallbearer Releases “Forgotten Days”
Pallbearer’s fourth studio album is a culmination of the band’s last decade of music creation. Forgotten Days lays it on thick with doom-laden grooves and captivating hooks, focusing on a more minimalistic compositional approach than its predecessor, Heartless.
“I wanted to capture the immediacy and what the songs feel like when they’re performed live,” says vocalist/guitarist Brett Campbell. “We didn’t want to mess too much with the initial spark. We didn’t want to color over our inspirations too much. Also, variety was important this time around, too.”
Forgotten Days is also a deeply personal album for bassist Joseph D. Rowland, who is one of the group’s principal songwriters. His mother was terminally ill during the making of their first record, Sorrow and Extinction, and passed away ten years ago.
“It’s taken me all this time to take a really good look at myself,” Rowland says. “What I mean by that is what has happened in my life is the result of making that record, Sorrow and Extinction. I wouldn’t be here today had I not gone through that experience. All this time, I’ve felt that I’ve been pushing away the reflection of what kind of person that made me—deep down—keeping it at arm’s length. While we were writing Forgotten Days, I knew, ‘Now is the time to sit down and begin to understand who I have become.’ So, that’s what [my songs] are about. They’re about processing how time has made me what I am today as well as a dialogue with my mother as if I was still able to speak face to face with her. That’s a huge part of what this record is about, even as the memories drift away. I haven’t dealt with my issues in the healthiest of ways. Over the years, those memories aren’t as distinct as I’d like. So, there’s an element of regret about that, too.”
Check out the music video for the title track:
Forgotten Days Track List:
- Forgotten Days
- Silver Wings
- The Quicksand of Existing
- Vengeance & Ruination
- Rite of Passage