Drawing influence from acts like All Shall Perish, August Burns Red, and The Black Dahlia Murder, Protosequence have released a stream of their new single “Shepherd.” The band’s music is rooted in technicality with emotional, yet gruff vocals. Their sound is versatile, consisting of djent riffs, grinding drums and groove elements.

“Shepherd’ holds closer to my heart than any other song I have written. The story is molded from a young man to present day. I’ve taken advice too literal as a young man, missing out on a lot of important, meaningful experiences with family and friends. It wasn’t until I was older; I realized my Shepherd was only keeping me safe from destructive feedback. I wrote this song angry, but forgiving in the end, for I was ignorant. Hopefully others can see light through these words just as much as I do,” comments vocalist Joseph McKee.