I’ve been a fan of Protest The Hero since hearing Fortress some years ago. They’ve recently released a crowd-funded album called Volition which is the heaviest thing I’ve listened to for some time, having had a very Hype Machine-centric year. This change in tone has been most welcome, especially for getting stuck into coding.

The following track is taken from Volition - it’s called Drumhead Trial. Further to the quintessential PTH sound, I was gratified to learn that the lunatic guitar hero Ron Jarzombek, formerly of Spastic Ink, features on this song, and also enjoyed the lovely vocals of Kayla Howran during the breakdown. She’s a country singer apparently but her voice is totally suited to this track.