Employed to Serve - Conquering
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #43 / 580
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2021 Ratings: #99
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Kerrang!
A staggering statement of endurance, diversity and sheer unbending power. Bow down to the kings.
80
The Line of Best Fit
Despite its love for the retro, it's still a modern and cutting edge work that feels essential for the scene right now. It's great to see a band from the back-ends of UK hardcore make a statement as gratifyingly massive as this one, that will hopefully grant them the audiences they deserve.
80
Metal Injection
The album is a prime example of a band retaining their hardcore roots while flexing their songwriting chops. Not only that, but it proves that all a style of metal needs to endure is a band that’s pushing themselves to become the best they can be.
80
DIY
While with their previous records, their technical talent was unquestionable, it also, at times, became challenging for the more casual listener. With ‘Conquering’, however, the band have hit on a sweet spot.
80
The Guardian

The brilliant Woking band get heavier than ever, causing motion sickness with their animalistic, groove-laden songs.

Crazyreviews
82
Ouvindo o conquering, um álbum de metal. Se você não gosta de gritos não ouça esse álbum jamais. Eu entendo perfeitamente quem não gostou, o instrumental é perfeito pra mim, já os gritos não me incomodam em certas partes.

O álbum começa com a música "universal Chokehold" que tem um instrumental de rock perfeito. O cara só abre a boca pra cantar gritando, mas o instrumental é ... read more
NorthEasy
93
wow this is incredible even for them my fucking god how do they keep getting better...
TruLad69
80
A few dud attempts at more hooks and traditional chorus’ aside - this album fucking rips. These guys have really perfected an amazing mix of metalcore, nu-metal and groove metal. I’m also pretty certain Jones has the best vocals in metal right now.

Fav Track: Sun Up To Sun Down
Least Fav Track: Mark Of The Grave
TheBadMushroom
91
OH BOY WHAT A ALBUM.

And for some reason if its a female vocalist on a post-hardcore / metalcore or wtv related music its just the BEST SHIT FOR MY EARS!!!!!!!!!!
HinterDuende
90
I haven't been able to hear any previous Employed to Serve albums so I decided to give this a go given the obviously incredible cover artwork. Little did I know I was in for a fantastic journey of metal-core with experimental elements. It goes hard, but not to the point of my ears bleeding out from genuine pain, striking an almost perfect balance between heavy and outright screamo. Also second on the female vocalist Justine Jones, of whose voice is especially impressive on this LP, not to ... read more
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Track List

  1. Universal Chokehold
  2. Exist
  3. Twist The Blade
  4. Sun Up To Sun Down
  5. The Mistake
  6. We Don't Need You
  7. Set In Stone
  8. Mark Of The Grave
  9. World Ender
  10. Conquering
  11. Stand Alone
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Added on: June 25, 2021