Emerging from North Carolina, the straight-edge outfit Magnitude is back in the spotlight with their sophomore album, ‘Of Days Renewed…’, out via Triple B Records.
When Magnitude began the creative process for ‘Of Days Renewed…,’ the members were clear about one thing: they would stay true to their roots while daring to venture into new sonic territories. The result is a record with a ’90s metallic hardcore feel—filled with crunchy, groove-driven riffs and anthemic vocals.
It’s not just the music that stands out in ‘Of Days Renewed…’; the lyrical content is equally compelling. From confronting personal fears to advocating for animal rights and environmentalism, the album delves into several complex issues. The band takes a hard look at the mental toll of the Information Age while urging listeners to channel aggressive energy into positivity.
Magnitude—comprising Russell Bussey on vocals, Connor McAuliffe on drums, Matt Kalbaugh and Anthony Burke on guitars, and Alex Cejas on bass—already displayed a mastery over hardcore with their 2019 album, ‘To Whatever Fateful End.’ That project was praised for its meticulous craftsmanship and for offering listeners a rare glimpse into the ’90s and early ’00s hardcore scene.