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“I was afraid of singing more and yelling less.”

Ryan Savitski

Pensylvanian melodic hardcore upstarts One Step Closer have certainly embraced the disposable culture of modern society, with a musical output bordering on an album or EP roughly every 12 months.

While such a prolific extension of a band’s creativity could often lend itself to varying degrees of quality, One Step Closer have consistently put out quality releases ever since their debut demo offering in 2016, all the way up to,and including, last years Songs For The Willow.

Touted as the band’s most anthemic and passionate work to date, new album All You Embrace – out May 17 – sees the metal outfit exploring outside of their comfort zone even more, embracing elements of hardcore, emo, ’90s alternative and more into a sonic tapestry already rich with diversity.

HEAVY caught up with vocalist Ryan Savitski to find out more.

“I’m honestly nervous and super excited as well,” he enthused about the impending release of All You Embrace,just because, you know, this is a big deal record for us. I feel like the second LP is always a little scary and I feel like we have been trying to do our best just to keep our nerves and keep everything pushing. We’re super excited to finally put it out.”

We ask Ryan to tell us more about All You Embrace musically.

Pretty much we were just trying to expand our sound from what it already has been,” he shrugged. “We were trying to be a little bit more melodic and kind of push at least the stinging aspects of the band even more. I feel like we’ve always been more of a melodic band and more like… we’re a melodic hardcore band so it’s always been sick to push that more on every release that we’ve done, and on this one I think we were really just trying to be limitless and not hold ourselves back.”

In the full interview, Ryan talks more about the sonic direction of All You Embrace, the singles released and how they represent the whole album, , how the album shows One Step Closer‘s musical evolution from Songs For The Willow, being real to yourself and your music, the contrasting musical styles that go into their music and how it comes together, the early focus on EP’s over albums, touring plans and more.

Pre-order All You Embrace here: https://cvaushop.com.au/products/one-step-closer-all-you-embrace-pre-order

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