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As with any band, changing the 'sound' fans have come to know and love can lead to considerable backlash, and Parkway Drive know the criticism that comes with a new album all too well.

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Their newest record, Reverence, just dropped this past Friday, and fans are already posting their negative comments about the continued expansion of the band's sound.

Plus, Parkway frontman Winston McCall hasn't helped matters much by recently agreeing that the band have “outgrown metalcore.”

Luckily, Parkway has a notable fan in Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael—and he's got a lot to say to all those hating. 

Posting a lengthy rant on Instagram concerning Reverence, Kael has nothing to say but good things about the record: “I HAVE to make this post after seeing some of the negative comments from “fans” of @parkwaydriveofficial giving scathing reviews of their new record on the social networks. This new album fucking RULES.”

Plus, he slams those hiding behind keyboards and criticizing others: “The negative barrage of bullshit opinions for which the internet provides is fucking disgusting and unfortunate. Clearly, the mothers of these keyboard critics failed to teach them, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.”

He ends the rant encouraging action: “I encourage those surfing shit on the internet today – put in half the effort you do in talking shit behind the safety and comfort of a keyboard in promoting positivity for a change. Vibes are pervasive as fuck. The world would benefit from a change in focusing on the positive. Change starts with you. Do that shit.”

Read the full post from Kael's Instagram below:

 

Notice: Rant ahead in 3…2…I HAVE to make this post after seeing some of the negative comments from “fans” of @parkwaydriveofficial giving scathing reviews of their new record on the social networks. This new album fucking RULES. I listened to “Ire” a bit; but, am only REALLY familiar with #Reverence, their latest record. Doesn’t change the fact that I can enjoy a great record even if I’m unfamiliar for the most part of their catalog as a whole. I’ve listened to it probably 10 times in the past two days of travel and am listening to it as I type our this post. I’ve even gone out of my way to let others who follow me know how much I enjoy #Reverence. When I enjoy new music, I want others to be aware so that they too can share in the experience of something that I personally love. The negative barrage of bullshit opinions for which the internet provides is fucking disgusting and unfortunate. Clearly, the mothers of these keyboard critics failed to teach them, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” This negativity isn’t seen only in @parkwaydriveofficial’s comment section, it’s everywhere. @yelp is just as bad. People are more likely to leave a negative review than to take the time to praise a positive experience. It’s disheartening that a tool as valuable as the internet brings out the worst in people. So, on behalf of #ParkwayDrive who I guarantee are soaking in their own sense of accomplishment in putting out a record of which they are deservedly proud, this #KaelSalute goes out to negativity as a whole bringing vibes down across the internet. I encourage those surfing shit on the internet today – put in half the effort you do in talking shit behind the safety and comfort of a keyboard in promoting positivity for a change. Vibes are pervasive as fuck. The world would benefit from a change in focusing on the positive. Change starts with you. Do that shit. #DroppingTruthLikeABomb #ShitYesSon #PositivelyAffectingLives #Support ( by @slimfotos_music_photography)

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