Betraying The Martyrs - “Won't Back Down”
Written by: Miguel
“We won't back down
We stay united as one and forever “
Filled with menacing screams and an anthemic chorus, Betraying The Martyrs have released a new hard hitting single, “Won’t Back Down”.
We all want to stand up together to defeat the hate in the world and Betraying the Martyr conveyed this concise and meaningful message into the lyrics perfectly. In a post, they mentioned, “One year after the terrible Paris attacks, let us remember who we are, and what we stand for, lest we forget.”. The lyrics reflects on this by encouraging the listeners to stand together and that when “our hearts grow stronger we'll be victims no longer”. The world today is filled with hate. Betraying The Martyrs knows this very well and that’s why they have created an anthem for all those who wants to come together.
The lyrics and message are the strong points, but “Won’t Back Down” is quite simplistic instrumentally. Combined with the menacing screams and powerful clean vocals however, it creates a dramatic and dynamic sound that keeps you pumped throughout the song’s entirety. Overall, the song is engrossing, so the simplicity of the instruments can be overlooked.
Betraying The Martyrs gets an 8.5 out of 10 for “Won’t Back Down”. While it could have been better if the instruments were more complex, it is well produced and the message of the song speaks out to a lot of people. Go give it a listen on Sumerian Records’ YouTube channel and let us know your thoughts.