Employed to Serve

Employed to Serve
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting




United Kingdom


Based in Woking, UK, Employed to Serve started life as a two-piece studio project but developed into a formidable, full-fledged live act when their first two (digitally released) EPs proved more successful than expected. Vocalist Justine Jones and guitarist Sammy Urwin fleshed out the band by recruiting three additional members. Their grind-influenced post hardcore takes no prisoners, as illustrated by the vicious tracks on their excellent sophomore album ‘The Warmth of a Dying Sun’. An instant classic, the album is a well-worked, haunting slab of metalcore. If the world is going to hell then Justine’s tormented vocals and the hardcore chaos on this CD provide the perfect soundtrack. On the new album they’ve added a groove sublayer and the occasional clean vocals so it’ll be interesting to see where they go next. Fans of Converge and Dillinger Escape Plan will have a ball with Employed to Serve. (#GMM18)