AOTY 2019

Eternal Forward Motion

Employed to Serve - Eternal Forward Motion
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #4 / 609
User Score
Based on 106 ratings
2019 Ratings: #346
May 10, 2019 / Release Date
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Spinefarm / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
There’s groove here. There are innovative experiments in atonality. And there’s a record that says as much about the lives of young people in 2019 as any we’ve heard released so far this year.
100
Kerrang!

While Eternal Forward Motion is most definitely a record that sounds like it would spit in your face before punching you, this isn’t simply moping around.

90
Exclaim!
The album is captivating from beginning to end, and shows Employed to Serve have mastered the art of making chaos digestible.
90
Metal Injection
Employed To Serve have stated that this album defines them as a band – and they’re absolutely right. No matter where you live, you’ll be able to relate to this.
80
DIY
‘Eternal Forward Motion’ pushes onward with a clear mission and unrivalled force, and much like their two previous albums, it places Employed To Serve firmly at the forefront of innovation in British hardcore.
60
NME is drunk again.
Aoaystheory
90
I'd say on average about 2 records a year of that "pedal to the floor/endless breakdowns" type actually are successful on what they're out to achieve. Although not entirely an original thought, these records are rarer than you might believe and deserve to be cherished. Of course, if not listened to at the right moment/mood they come off as a chaotic mess, but when you need to get to work on time when you're running late, these records will get you there. What sets this record apart ... read more
Farlov
50
Have the critics never heard any metalcore / post-hardcore before this?
usedtobe
90
Blistering chaotic, rapid fire metalcore release that leaves no air to breathe. Brutal and captivating anthems for the mosh pits.
slickleg
68
Kinda bored me, it's just your usual groove-laden, same-structured metalcore / post-hardcore formula. I guess modern day metalcore (and, post-hardcore too, for that matter) is a definite hit or miss for me. No in between at this point. It's good music, definitely good music quality wise, but this really doesn't do anything for me, nothing perplexing or too exciting. I will say I find it rather shocking its ratings are as high as they are, I genuinely believe NME have been smoking way too much ... read more
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Track List

  1. Eternal Forward Motion
  2. Beneath It All
  3. Dull Ache Behind My Eyes
  4. Harsh Truth
  5. Sore Tooth Twin
  6. Force Fed
  7. We Forgot You
  8. Suspended in Emptiness
  9. Reality Filter
  10. Owed Zero
  11. Bare Bones on a Blue Sky
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Added on: January 27, 2019