This song is simply Parkway Drive doing what they do best. Hits me right in the feels, as one commenter put it. It’s intense, well-layered, epic, and wistful. All things I like, and difficult to find together. A lot of their new stuff has been too self-consciously “heavy”, for which I couldn’t care less, but this song stands out.
I’ve always really liked a good blend of hard and soft in my music, just as I’ve always felt compelled to crack jokes in serious moments and keep my guard up in the midst of happy times. Keeps my feet on the ground in both cases. Maybe that’s why? Koanic has said mixing everything all together in a holistic smoothie is just normal TT cognition, which might explain it. Normal people seem to be offended by this because we’re all supposed to express the same feels at the same time.