Assurance, the UK-based Progressive Metal band, delves into existential introspection in their latest release “22/23”. The song explores the inner turmoil and quest for purpose that many individuals face. With a potent blend of loss, yearning, and vulnerability, Assurance underscores the importance of guidance and comprehension. Throughout the lyrics, recurring themes of pain, self-reflection, and the pursuit of meaning convey a deep desire for personal growth and transformation. Ultimately, the song’s powerful message revolves around resilience and the potential for enlightenment.


Assurance’s distinctive sound combines earth-shaking baritone guitar riffs with emotive and poetic lyrics, complemented by groove-infused drumwork. This innovative approach to creating story-driven music, coupled with their tireless work ethic, has earned Assurance coveted opportunities to perform alongside notable acts such as Overthrone, The Five Hundred, and Martyr Defiled. They have also shared the stage with Wars, InRetrospect, Dissonants, Arcaeon, among many others.

The music of “22/23” was collaboratively written by Assurance and Cuba Stanley of Shiba Dog Studios, who also produced, mixed, and mastered the track. The accompanying videography and editing were skillfully handled by Nicholas Taliadoros of Six Point Media, with additional videography provided by Nav Sihra of Muted Studios. This collective effort emphasizes Assurance’s commitment to delivering a complete artistic vision.


Overall, “22/23” by Assurance is an immersive piece of music that invites listeners to contemplate life’s deeper questions. Through their profound lyrics and dynamic sound, Assurance showcases their ability to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact. With their unwavering determination and undeniable talent, Assurance is undoubtedly a band to watch out for in the progressive metal scene.


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“22/23” has been added to my “Heavy and Wanderlust”  playlists on Spotify!