COLONY DROP: Brace For Impact Debut Album From Seattle Crossover Crew Now Streaming Exclusively At Invisible Oranges; Record Sees Release This Friday On Nameless Grave Records

photos by Chris Schanz

Invisible Oranges is hosting an exclusive advance stream of Brace For Impact, the debut LP from Seattle, Washington thrash/crossover outfit COLONY DROP, ahead of the record’s release this Friday on Nameless Grave Records.

Brace For Impact delivers eleven tracks recorded and engineered by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown Studios and by Ryan Moon at Buster Room Recordings, and mixed and mastered by Alex Farrar at Drop Of Sun Studios. With logo art by Emily McCafferty and photography by Chris Schanz, this grandiose vision of the techno-apocalypse is reflected in Brace For Impact’s bold cover art and layout by Matt Stikker.

Invisible Oranges conducted an interview with COLONY DROP which is now running alongside their advance stream of Brace For Impact, the article reading in part, “Schafer’s vocals can at times remind you of GWAR’s Sexecutioner, which he himself refers to as his ‘anime villain voice.’ It adds another layer of complexity to the songs that are in your face and well curated with an attention to detail that is tough to compare against. Guitarists Ben Burton and Ryan Moon channel the very best to ever do twin leads, Ari Rosenschein’s bass and Eric Harris’s d-beats, ‘Tank Beats,’ and more keep things chaotic yet stable. Throw in a cherry on top of all of this with the excellent artwork from Ryan Stikker and you have Brace For Impact. It is our pleasure today to present the full album stream from this quarrelsome quintet; from our site to your ears.”

Tune in to Invisible Oranges to unload COLONY DROP’s entire Brace For Impact early RIGHT HERE.

Brace For Impact will be released this Friday, August 25th on LP, CD, CS, and digital platforms. Find preorders at the Nameless Grave Records webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

COLONY DROP is booking live excursions surrounding the release of the album, having recently played with Deathgrave, deathCAVE, and others, and with a show supporting Yob, Ludicra, Helms Alee, and more on the way. See currently secured gigs below and watch for updates to be issued.

9/01/2023 The Spanish Ballroom – Tacoma, WA w/ Yob, Ludicra, Helms Alee

Though their sound is rooted in thrash, COLONY DROP swears allegiance to no singular genre or style. The group rejects contemporary metal’s quantized tedium and pizza party purists’ navel-gazing nostalgia in favor of a no-holds-barred approach. Instead, Brace For Impact celebrates its members’ diverse passions. Stoner doom, D-beat crust, melodic death metal, classic prog, post-punk, NWOBHM, and Japanese Burning Spirits-style hardcore are some of the flavors COLONY DROP brazenly explores in their musicianship and storytelling.

United in rebellion in the seedy underbelly of a technological megalopolis, COLONY DROP strikes like an assassin’s blade—with speed, precision, and style. Written in hermetic seclusion with pugilistic discipline, Brace For Impact is a testament to the songwriting-first ethos that made metal great in the first place: catchy riffs, vocal hooks, blistering solos, and no bullshit. Their Brace For Impact debut is a true album in the classic style: eleven knockout punches, each with its own distinct identity, each catchy enough to be a single. Together, they paint a kaleidoscopic picture of a mechanized future using sounds from rock’s glorious past. As the title suggests, Brace For Impact is a clear statement of intent: COLONY DROP is here to bring back the guillotine and watch your strongholds fall.