Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach and Adam Dutkiewicz have been teasing the return of their side project, Times of Grace, for a couple years and now the big moment has finally arrived as the band has dropped the new song "The Burden of Belief" off Songs of Loss and Separation, their first record in 10 years.
The followup to 2011's Hymns of a Broken Man will be released on July 16 and this first single is evocative of the softer, more brooding songs that were present on that first record, such as "The Forgotten One" and "The End of Eternity."
As was the case back then, Adam D. lends his voice to twangy and despondent "The Burden of Belief," offering up the ideal complement to Leach as the two drip with raw emotion on what is clearly a rather vulnerable track.
"This song is the spark of the oncoming fire," commented Leach. "It foreshadows the journey of this album. This song is an unveiling of who we, Times of Grace, have become after all of these years. This is a testimony of falling apart, losing faith, letting go, and the desire to kill and purge the past. It is the unraveling, the catharsis and the rebirth. So it begins...."
Dutkiewicz added, "It almost feels strange finally releasing the songs on this record, especially this one. I started writing this song over 10 years ago, so it's been around for quite some time. I really hope you guys dig it, and I hope we will get the opportunity to play it for you guys live someday. Thanks, everyone!"