Crown The Empire

Crown The Empire
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting






Crown the Empire is an American metalcore/post-hardcore band that formed in 2010 in Texas. Since then they’ve released three full-length studio albums. While ‘The Fallout’ (2012) was a promising debut, it was on 2014’s ‘The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways’ that they delivered on that promise by climbing to N°1 on the Top Independent Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. The concept disc took the huge breakdowns, the flair for the theatrical and the catchy choruses of their debut to new heights. That’s why the change of course on their most recent album ‘Retrograde’ (2016) was so surprising. While the narrative picks up where ‘The Resistance’ left off, the breakdowns have been replaced with melodic sections and overall the record features a more streamlined sound. Asking Alexandria fans will find much to like here. (#GMM17)