Our Last Crusade hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and utilizes extended-range instruments to craft its take on modern deathcore. They have their third album Death Wins ready for listeners and the band maintain that it is their most complete work to date with a dialed-in sound that should see fans moshing in their living rooms.
Death Wins is a compilation of stories (either from books, movies, mythology, or original fiction that vocalist Adrian Parcioaga came up with) in which humanity in some shape or form is trying to defeat, control, or master death, trying to outwit their own mortality, but in each case death inevitably wins. Sonically, you’ll hear the Our Last Crusade signature sound – modern, punchy, percussive guitars, ambient leads, with plenty of grooves, breakdowns, and riffs galore.
The band shares what fans can expect: “Our sound has constantly been adapting and evolving and each album we release has an identity of its own. Death Wins is no different in that regard, but our writing feels much more mature on this effort as we had a large period of experimentation during the covid pandemic which allowed us to branch out and explore what we really wanted to define ourselves. This album feels much more emotive, the vocals at least aren’t heavy for the sake of heavy anymore, they have purpose and you can feel the emotions expressed within. We’ve introduced more energy, more melody, and more diversity in our latest offering, tying the tracks together with a common theme and allowing ourselves the time to be fully satisfied with the end result.”
Check out the single Deathbound below.