Since bursting onto the music scene with their debut EP The Concept Of Dreaming in 2010, L.A metalcore outfit Volumes has ridden somewhat of a rollercoaster ride of success.
While their music has always been highly appealing to their massive legion of fans, the band themselves often courted controversy and infamy to the extreme and as such were shunned by certain sectors of the industry.
In a sign of their growing maturity and dedication to music itself, Volumes have turned themselves around in recent times, towing the line to some extent and relying on their music to provide the headlines.
With the recent release of their latest album Happier?, Volumes have solidified their growing reputation with a collection of tracks that leaves the band exposed and vulnerable, but in a much better state than ever before.
Vocalist Michael Barr sat down with HEAVY to discuss Happier?
“The album spans between the original Volumes sound” he began, “which is something we really leant into on this tour, mixed with four or five huge singles that are super radio friendly, with big, big singing choruses. It has the culmination of what I would say this band has done and what we’ve been through for a lot of years coming out sonically for the first time. We feel like we’ve done this the right way for the first time and it’s finally all paying off.”
In the full interview, Michael discusses the band’s mature sound and approach to this album, their chequered past and how they are aiming to improve on that, their new vision, the question mark after the album title and what it signifies, recording through lockdown and more.