Named for one of the streets the band lived on,
Parkway Drive are arguably one of the better metalcore
bands from down under, debutting with an EP in 2004 before
releasing Killing With A Smile in 2005 and
Horizons two years later.
For the time being these guys are more or less
metalcore band, featuring the usual trademarks such as
brutal vocals (with the occasional clean voice coming through),
breakdowns, and the faint Swedish melodic death metal
style that often has been associated with recent metalcore
To their credit, not every band has to be completely
original to be good at what they do, and Parkway Drive
are more than competent within the metalcore genre.
Recent album: Darker Still,
released on September 9, 2022.