Horizons (Parkway Drive album)

Horizons is the second album by Australian metalcore band Parkway Drive. It was recorded in Westfield, Massachusetts at Zing Studios in May of 2007, and was released through Epitaph Records, and Resist Records on October 6, 2007 to positive critical reception. The record was a surprising commercial success for the band at the time, charting at #6 on the ARIA Album Charts, an unheard of achievement for an Australian metal band in 2007.[1]

Horizons
Studio album by
Released6 October 2007 (2007-10-06)
RecordedMay 2007
StudioZing Studios, Westfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenreMetalcore
Length38:35
LabelResist, Epitaph
ProducerAdam Dutkiewicz
Parkway Drive chronology
Killing with a Smile
(2005)
Horizons
(2007)
Deep Blue
(2010)

Composition

The track "Feed Them to the Pigs" is named after a line in the Guy Ritchie film Snatch. "Dead Man's Chest" takes its title after the film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.

Recording

Recording took place at Zing Studios, Westfield, Massachusetts in the United States in May 2007.[2] Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage acted as producer. Discussing the recording process, McCall explained: "The songs, the sounds, the speed, the heaviness and the production has all been stepped up. Working with Adam again made our job super easy as well as highly enjoyable."[3]

Release

On 24 July 2007, Horizons was announced for release, and its track listing was revealed.[3] Horizons was made available for streaming on October 1, and was released on 6 October through Epitaph.[4] In October, the band toured across Australia, before going on tour in Europe with Comeback Kid, Cancer Bats, the Warriors, and This Is Hell the following month.[3] A music video for "Boneyards" was posted online on November 23.[5] In December, the band went on a west coast US tour alongside XDeathstarx.[6] In January and February 2008, the band went on a US tour alongside Killswitch Engage, the Dillinger Escape Plan and Every Time I Die.[7] In July and August, the band supported Darkest Hour on the Trash & Burn tour.[8] During the tour, the band performed at Robot Mosh Fest.[9] In April and May 2009, the band went on a tour of the US with Stick to Your Guns and MyChildren MyBride.[10] The band appeared at The Bamboozle festival in early May.[11]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[12]
Punknews.org[13]
Rock Hard8.0/10

It reached #6 on the ARIA Albums Chart on 14 October 2007 and #27 on the US Top Heatseekers chart.

Track listing

All tracks are written by Parkway Drive.

No.TitleLength
1."Begin"0:49
2."The Sirens' Song"3:09
3."Feed Them to the Pigs"2:33
4."Carrion"3:10
5."Five Months"4:04
6."Boneyards"3:14
7."Idols and Anchors"3:50
8."Moments in Oblivion"1:44
9."Breaking Point"3:37
10."Dead Man's Chest"3:22
11."Frostbite"3:32
12."Horizons"5:35
Total length:38:35

Personnel

Production and performance credits are adapted from the album liner notes.

Charts

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 6
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[15] 27

References

  1. Kelly, Adrian. "Parkway Drive Horizons 10 years on retrospective". redbull. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. CD liner notes
  3. "Parkway Drive to release new album; tour". Alternative Press. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
  4. "Parkway Drive stream Horizons". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  5. "sParkway Drive post "Boneyards" video". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  6. "Parkway Drive announce West coast tour dates". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  7. "Killswitch Engage announce tour to heat up your winter". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. 28 November 2007. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  8. "Misery Signals unleash "A Certain Death," prepare for Thrash & Burn tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. 7 July 2008. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  9. "Details for Robot Mosh Fest announced". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  10. "Parkway Drive and Stick To Your Guns to tour". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  11. "Bamboozle set single-day lineups". Alternative Press. Alternative Press Magazine, Inc. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  12. Horizons at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  13. https://www.punknews.org/review/6799/parkway-drive-horizons
  14. "Australiancharts.com – Parkway Drive – Horizons". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  15. "Parkway Drive Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
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