Last update for the month of July.
For this week’s downloadable content update, Rock Band 4 is getting three songs by as many bands: one by heavy metal band All That Remains, another by progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me, and a third by indie folk/pop band Of Monsters and Men.
The following tracks will be available from 25th July:
- All That Remains – “For We Are Many”
- Between the Buried and Me – “Obfuscation”
- Of Monsters and Men – “Alligator” *
*Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 12 Spotlight Pass.
Songs can be purchased individually.
The descriptions below are taken from this week’s release notes:
Another All That Remains song joins Rock Band 4 this week, this time it’s “For We Are Many”. While not an official single, the song was the first track released from the album of the same name. For We Are Many is the band’s highest-performing album, breaking into the top 10 of the Billboard 200, and doing even better on the Canadian Albums Chart. Just like other All That Remains songs, “For We Are Many” is tough. Guitar has everything from chord patterns to galloping, while drums have constant fills with lots of bass pedal.
“Obfuscation” from Between the Buried and Me is up next. “Obfuscation” is the first single from The Great Misdirect, the band’s fifth album. Reaching #6 on Billboard Hard Rock Albums, The Great Misdirect was another success for Between the Buried and Me. A decade on, “Obfuscation” is one of the band’s most played live tracks. At nearly ten minutes long, to call it challenging would be an understatement. The instruments will change up what they’re playing every few measures to ensure you’re never bored. The intricate arrangement makes for everything from shifting bass lines to fancy sticking on drumfills and more.
Of Monsters And Men have their new album Fever Dream out this Friday, and to celebrate we’re adding “Alligator” to the Rock Band catalog. “Alligator” is already charting on the Billboard Hot Rock Songs and Rock Airplay charts, which had built anticipation for the album release this week. “Alligator” features a lighter tone than previous Of Monsters And Men songs, maintaining a heavy drumline with a recurring tom beat in the post-chorus. The chorus is great for harmonies, as it’s a perfect song to belt out.
For a better understanding of the songs’ pacing and structure, watch the latest DLC trailer.
Developed and published by Harmonix, Rock Band 4 is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.