Damn, Upstate Records is on a tear.
The Albany-based label has very quickly established itself as perhaps the premiere home of modern, from-the-heart, metal-tinged hardcore — and this stellar vital, vicious grinder courtesy subgenre up n’ comer killers Pointbreak is destined to only further cement that reality.
“‘I Am’ talks about the inner struggles one has in their own head,” vocalist Martin Miramontes Jr tells Decibel. “Thinking that a self destructive way is the only way to go because life has always been unfair. On our EP Forsaken, I talk about a home that I built off of memories, traumas and anger. This song takes places outside of that home but, seeing myself from the outside in. Being scared to leave it all behind because ‘home is where the heart is’ and even though it’s not an easy life, it’s the only life I know.”
Check out an exclusive stream of the track below and pre-save the track out tomorrow here.