For a band’s first metalcore track, Asheville, NC’s Despised Virtue knocked it out of the park with “The Challenger (ft. Etienne Sin)! Starting off with some bone-chilling clean vocals from their guest/director, Etienne Sin, the track explodes into a hell-ride full of twists and turns. After the groovy bass line supplied to us by Kye Carver, Robby explodes into the first chorus and you’re pulled in for this four-minute thirty-five second masterpiece! The track itself seems to be about the struggles faced within when you feel like you can’t go on. It’s a subject unsuccessfully tackled by many bands, but one that seems to hit right at home for DV. When Robby hit me up to review this track, I didn’t know what to say. How can you put into words how great this song is? It’s filled with crushing drum beats, guitar chords that both demolish and envelop the senses, and vocals you just have to hear to believe. Keep in mind that this track was created in a short amount of time on little sleep. Not many bands can successfully accomplish such a feat. Don’t take my word for it, though! Go click on the link above and fall in love with this amazing track yourself, then go buy it on iTunes! Debut EP “Defender” coming soon!