Metal Temple: 10/10 "Ever listened to an album, band or song that just blows you away at the first musical note? Well this is what Atlanta Heavy Metal outfit HALCYON WAY have done in the form of their fourth installment appropriately named "Conquer"....There was not one single song on the album that I disliked; so far it is one of my favourite Metal albums of 2014. A huge treat for Metal fans everywhere."
New Noise Magazine: 5/5 "I absolutely recommend it to people like myself who love catchy choruses, ripping grooves, powerful melodies and mesmerizing solos. Without saying another word, Conquer is by and large the perfect musical package this year for me and that really says a lot."
Metal Underground: 4.5/5 "the true meaning of "Conquer" is that Halcyon Way has struck a chord of near perfection with an infallible modern metal sound."
BraveWords: 8/10 "12 high-caliber songs decorated with catchy choruses, huge hooks, chugging riffs and soaring vocal harmonies."
Dangerdog: 4/5 "if this album isn't a huge hit for Halcyon Way, then there's some serious trouble in the Americal metal scene. Recommended."
Metal Wani: 9.3/10 "a great achievement"
MetalReviews.com: 91/100 "Album Of The Month" - "their crowning achievement...one of the more unique bands in metal"
Dead Rhetoric: 9/10 "should be enough to conquer any doubts you may have...massive crossover appeal...catchy, melodic, and thrashy"
Amps & Green Screens: 9.5/10 "Clearly on this, album number four, Halcyon Way means business, and Gods help those who stand in their way....I truly believe that when Conquer makes its way into everyone's ears it will be a huge success for them."
Music Frenzy: "the band continues writing with dominating passion and strength, and for this records punches the ferocity level through the roof."
Award Winning Atlanta, Georgia Progressive Metallers HALCYON WAYhave released their new album Conquer today via Nightmare Records. The album will be available in Europe on September 19th in Europe/Rest Of World via Massacre Records. The album can be ordered on the band's website HERE and on Amazon.
Metal Insider is hosting an exclusive full album stream of Conquer. Listen to it HERE.
During the recording of Conquer, the band filmed a series of in-studio videos documenting the process. The first one can be viewed HERE.
The band recently completed work on a lyric video for the song "Home". It can be viewed HERE. In addition the video for the song "Web of Lies" from the new album can be viewed HERE.
The band's second release show is set for August 23, 2014 in Atlanta, GA.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.halcyonway.com/tickets
HALCYON WAY was founded in 2001 and released its successful debut album "A Manifesto For Domination" in 2008 (via Nightmare Records). That was followed up by the critically acclaimed "Building The Towers" in 2010, and the sequel to that release, "IndoctriNation", was released in 2011.
The band toured relentlessly over the last few years, going out with Fozzy in the UK, Delain for a full European tour, and North American tours with U.D.O., Saxon, and Fates Warning.
HALCYON WAY's sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal; but it can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, and above all, focused on mature song craft. The band draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands from Megadeth to Dream Theater, Testament or Chimaira. The focus of the songwriting is on catchy hooks, vocal harmonies à la King's X or Stryper, and on heavy, technical, but ultimately accessible instrumentation.
Conquer Track Listing:
2. Web Of Lies
3. Conceived In Torment
5. World Comes Undone
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun
http://www.halcyonway.com (Official Website)