VALLETTA Release Aggressive New Single “Criminal”


VALLETTA the project featuring current and former members of MO’YNOQ, LORD ALMIGHTY, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and PRAYER FOR CLEANSING have released their new single “Criminal”. The track is taken from their upcoming album Come Alive which will be released on July 14, 2023.  

Of the single, the band comments: “This song is (metaphorically) about the blending of church and state regardless of who that violates. Religious people in congress who are making decisions for people who don’t believe that to be true. The inability for them to set a belief aside when deciding law. But it’s not so on the nose.”


Come Alive explores concepts of being both trapped in yourself, as well as being trapped within your environment and wider institutions/ organizations. Across the album raucous guitars and catchy riffs join forces with dynamic percussion and demonic harsh vocals to produce a powerful impact. From the opener “Come Alive” to “Bringing the Worst”, VALLETTA delve into a delicious smorgasbord of guitar tones, thunderous rhythms and melodic leads. The band delicately balance their intricate melodies against the heavy bass, ferocious rhythms and dark lyrics. “Saint” is about finding yourself, and the struggles of losing yourself on the journey. Musically the track combines sections of uplifted chord progressions with gloomier sections mirroring the ebbs and flows of the song’s narrative. Becoming lost and left wandering in circles is the inspiration behind “Soot & Ash”. Groove rhythms introduce a marching feel progressing the track along, only to be met with eerie dissonance as the path becomes less clear.

VALLETTA succeed in crafting a polished release in Come Alive with catchy hooks all encompassed in a shadowy atmosphere. They delve into intense and emotive concepts which are aptly reflected across through their composition style. Come Alive is hard-hitting with a fierce and deeply engaging sound.

Donald Boyd – Bass | also Lead Guitar in MO’YNOQ
Justin Valletta – Drums | also the Drummer of MO’YNOQ
Keenan Carroll – Guitar & Lead Vocals | Guitar & Lead Vocals in LORD ALMIGHTY, ex-BARISHI (live Lead Vocals)
Will Goodyear – Lead Guitar | Original Drummer of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME | Drums in PRAYER FOR CLEANSING | Guitar in HOPESFALL

Formats: digital, vinyl (available online), CD (available online), & cassette (limited quantity available at shows only)


Come Alive Tracklist:

  1. Come Alive    
  2. Serpents of Solomon    
  3. Saint    
  4. Criminal    
  5. Soot & Ash    
  6. Bringing the Worst

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