Trophy Eyes – Miracle (Track Of The Day, 24th March)

Our Track Of The Day is only 1 minute 45 seconds long, but it packs an emo punch, in typical Trophy Eyes style.

The Newcastle melodic hardcore band put their emotional and musical hearts into their 2016-released album Chemical Miracle. The ninth track is “Miracle”, which opens with feedback before launching into funeral march-esque heaviness; each crash and riff hitting heavy musically as well as hitting hard to the feels.

In this very raw song, John Floreani debates out loud a quest to die ‘inconspicuously’ and with as little pain to his loved ones as possible. While screaming emotionally on the track as the heavy march drags on, he discredits options including the sight of blood, and mentions the option of taking risks which may or may not kill him, like heroin.

It’s palpable, the weight of having an ancestral line of men who ‘thought the only answer would be swinging from trees’, and questioning who would miss him if he did die.

The heaviness and morbidness of “Miracle” leads fluidly into “Suicide Pact”, whose pace and compassion feel like more of an encouragement to continue, despite the ‘fuck ups’ in life.

Ultimately the entire album inspires discussion about topics such as depression and suicide, and “Miracle” does not swerve around that or censor itself.

Check out “Miracle” below, as well as the entire Chemical Miracle album and tell us what you thought on Twitter or Facebook.

Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it. [Loved the read? Shout Kel a latte.]

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