I reviewed As We Were's last release back in April of 2012. This new song is the first fresh material I've heard since then and I am not disappointed by an stretch.
Drawing on their older material and improving, As We Were still carry that Have Heart meets Trial sound, though you can tell the band is experimenting with timing and instrumentation here on this track.
It pays off, as the song takes on a few different lives but weaves between them with very few awkward moments. They seem to stitch it all together well; from bass/drum into, to all out chugging guitar breakdowns, to a nice insertion of melody and spoken vocals. To boot, the lyrics are extremely well written, fiercely political and are delivered by multiple vocalists creating some very impressive layering. Very excited to hear this new record in it's entirety.