Hear Dorian Gray Soar and Stomp on New Song "Save Me"

It comes from the Ontario band's new album 'Grow'
Hear Dorian Gray Soar and Stomp on New Song "Save Me"
The namesake of St. Catharines band Dorian Gray is obvious, and their dual influences match Oscar Wilde's theme of living a dual life. The group's new song "Save Me" illustrates both the soaring post-hardcore and crunchy metalcore sides of Dorian Gray, and we've got an early stream of the track here.

It's the first song to arrive from Grow — the band's first full-length since 2008 — out May 10 via Sawtooth Records. But with Dorian Gray's 2016 Rebuild EP being their first with vocalist Manny Araujo, his rock-leaning croon expands here on "Save Me" — a song he wrote inspired by members of his family's struggle with sleep paralysis.

The story in the song's lyrics takes that inspiration one step deeper, telling the tale of a character who takes the horrific hallucinations as demons and turns to faith. The song structure is similarly creatively crafted, teasing a breakdown throughout via some chugs that come full circle in a screamed conclusion.

"I wanted to start the album and track off with something high energy and in your face," says guitarist/vocalist Chris DiPardo, who also produced the effort. "Think of it like a bunch of peaks and valleys, where each part is building to the next."

Hear their push and pull in the player below with "Save Me," which arrives via a lyric video.