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Dust off your air guitars friends, because Saviours are back. As a live force, they’ve always been known for burly riffs, sublime harmonies and Austin Barber’s shirtless hollering but in the studio, Saviours have been a rather schizophrenic outfit. They’ve evolved from scrappy stoners to beer-soaked thrashers to classic metal gunslingers and on Palace of Vision, Saviours’ first outing in four years, they’ve become something different once again.

You can give “Hell’s Floor” a listen below. An acapella solo courtesy of guitarist Sonny Reinhardt makes way for a barreling stomp that doesn’t let up throughout the song’s duration while Barber’s vocals, once the weak link in the band, have now grown into a genuinely commanding force. This is a far darker Saviours than the one that recorded “FGT” (fuckin’ good times) six years ago, and it’s a rather welcome change. The hard rock swing of Death’s Procession has been replaced with downtrodden D-tuned chugs, but one element remains: these guys still have some of the tastiest guitar playing in the game, and “Hell’s Floor” is no exception.

—Avinash Mittur

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Palace of Vision is out October 30 via Listenable Records. Follow Saviours on Facebook and on Instagram at @_saviours_.

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