Reclaimer has broken new ground with their innovative, expressive and unwaveringly impactful brand of hardcore; a mesmerizing and raucous harmony of floating, ambient melodies, dancing between incisive and bone-crushingly heavy breakdowns, with a technical execution of the highest order. Their sophomore album, Grief, Enslaved came out August 2nd and we asked the band to tell us about each track. Check out their commentary on the album below.
Melancholy is the oldest of the songs written. We always loved this track with the shouty chanty chorus to the breakdown. Melancholy doesn’t really have a story to it, for me it was more of an acceptance of how I felt at the time that regardless of how beautiful the days are I will stay inside with curtains shut.
Closed letter is a song about my family and primarily my father who raised me which in our society is quite unique. At the time of writing our family had a lot of betrayal go on and I felt like I needed to put it out there no matter what happens I will always stand by my father.
I was in a relationship for 3 years and we eventually fell out of love. at the time the song was written before anything really kicked off, but I understood that those feelings were creeping in. So, when we went our separate ways the song gained meaning.
Believe it or not this song was written in July. It’s one of the only songs that could always be up for interpretation. It’s a song to relate to and to hear the words you maybe can’t say yourself but want to hear.
Canvey island is a place near Southend on Sea. It was always in my head throughout my teenage years as I was in love with a girl who used to live in my city and I wasn’t ever sure if I knew what I wanted as I was young and she eventually moved away and it’s the first time I learned the lesson you always want what you can’t have and this was a reflection on that. We still keep in touch and laugh at how we used to be.