"Melodies are rich, guitars soar and voices are carried with conviction." - Metal Hammer
"Extremely heavy and funereal melodic metalcore. But very, very good, too. Versatile and packed with emotion, this concept album from the young Scots carries us through a year and its deepest valleys." - FUZE
" Some of the tracks like "fourpercent" even reminds of the "Hollow Crown" times of Architects. " Something To Remember Me By" is therefore certainly an album to keep an eye on." - Impericon Mag
"Musically powerful. A pleasure to listen all the way through." - Powermetal.de
“Dundee’s To Kill Achilles have never been afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves and they’re about to make that clearer than ever with new record ‘Something To Remember Me By.’” - Punktastic
“If post hardcore/melodic metal delivered with passion and a modern outlook on metal is your jam, then you have to hear this record. An album of the year contender.” - GBHBL
“an emotionally poignant record that blends melodic hardcore and hard-hitting metalcore into a catchy, energetic release that confidently strides a balance between heartfelt and heavy.” - New Transcendence
"An acrid, blistering, and oppressive core grandeur, this punchy, harrowing work is a thrilling statement that doesn't let you go anytime soon. One of the most important albums of the year already." - Demonic Nights
Happy release day!
Five-piece alternative rock band from Dundee, Scotland, TO KILL ACHILLES have released new single / video 'There's No Right Way To Say This...' taken from their brand new album »Something To Remember Me By«, out today via Arising Empire!
Taking lyrical inspiration from personal life experiences and musical influence from a wide variety of alternative genres has allowed them to create a piece of art which fully encapsulates the bands message:
“We only exist when we exist together”.
Purchase, Streaming »Something To Remember Me By« now: https://ToKillAchilles.lnk.to/somethingtoremembermeby
Watch the musicvideo for 'There'ss No Right Way To Say This...' now: https://youtu.be/4TjsAsV4KgQ
“This record is the story of a man who wakes up on his twenty fifth birthday and the events that happen throughout the course of a year that lead him to take his own life exactly one year on to the date.
Each song represents a month in his life (with the exception of two moments of reflection). In each of the songs we tell a story that a member of the band had to go through over the last few years. Every song is real and is a portrayal of how we felt in that moment.
The message of the record is to highlight that these events can happen, that people can be dealing with things without anyone else being aware. In our lives, we were lucky because we have the support network of our incredible friends and families, but in the case of our character, he does not. The record is a statement which shows that without support, even the strongest of people can be driven to contemplate taking their own lives.
It’s so important to talk, it’s so important to find the people in life that you can share your lowest moments with because no one can be expected to go through that alone. Our character deals with alcoholism, a lack of direction or passion in life, the fear of growing older and losing yourself, the isolation felt by following a creative career, the idea that when you die no one will remember you, the onset of anxiety and the shame you feel about trying to tell people you’re not ok.
The pressure you put on a partner when you’re not in the right headspace, the fear of showing your emotions as a male incase you’re seen as weak, the fear of death, the moment that suicide enters your mind as an escape and the loss of a parent. A lot of these things will happen in our lifetime and it’s important to know that if they do, there’s people out there who will help you through it.
Something To Remember Me By is our characters suicide note, explaining why he felt he must walk that path, in a way it’s all of ours too as we all went through these things, we just had the people there to stop it from being our eventuality. The message we try to promote is that these things are normal, these feelings are normal and if you recognise any behaviour we speak of in anyone close to you, then it’s your responsibility to be the first to speak up. A conversation can save a life, don’t let anyone end up the way our character does. In a way this record is also the solution to the problems that we speak about, we poured our emotions into this, and after we’re gone, it’ll still be there, reminding people that we once existed and that we once felt as strongly as we do. It’s just something to leave behind, a memento, a token, or just something to remember me by.”
- TO KILL ACHILLES
»Something To Remember Me By« tracklist:
02. In Vain
03. Luna et Altum
04. Oh God, I've Never Felt This Low
05. Black Marble
06. When You Live With Ghosts, you Don't See The Dead
08. On My Mind
09. There's No Right Way To Say This...
11. We Only Exist When We Exist Together
13. Beautiful Mourning
14. Something To Remember Me By
Watch 'Luna et Altum' now: https://youtu.be/3rulYt7Nrww
Watch 'fourprecent' now: https://youtu.be/nMdWmlSMP3I
Watch 'Oh God, I've Never Felt This Low' now: https://youtu.be/7vhJYZaCN4A