Killswitch Engage have just announced the details to Atonement, their eighth album, which will be released on Aug. 16 on Metal Blade. Check out the first single, "Unleashed," below alongside the album art and track listing.

It's a tone-setting track with a doomy, ominous opening and a monstrous scream from Jesse Leach, who sounds exemplary after having vocal surgery. Leach's glistening cleans are belted across a series of chugs, making "Unleashed" an emotional juggernaut.

"'Unleashed' is about inner passion and rage coming up to the surface," said Leach. "We all have that wild within that often stays dormant until a tragic event triggers and awakens it. This song is about that awakening within. I feel we were able to capture something raw and intense on this song and I'm stoked for everyone to hear it! The new album Atonement is a reflection of perseverance and passion through the trials and suffering of our existence."

Read the lyrics below.

Deceive me / release me / unleash me
You've unleashed the wild within

Welcome to the madness that dwells inside these eyes
Pushed unto the breaking point you're running out of time

This innocent blood is on your hands

Deceive me / come face to face with the final stand
Release me / it's the part of me you can't comprehend
Unleash me / you've unleashed the wild within

You who spoke defiance / you who spoke in jest
The last of all my tolerance has left this broken man

I remind you time and time again
You've broken the restarts against your heart / against the dark
Can you feel the pain of those you betrayed
The promises unmade [edit: unsure of word]
Broken hearts that fill with shame
And you're to blame

Do they call your name
There's nothing left to say
There's nothing left to say

Catch Killswitch Engage on the road in North America on their co-headlining trek with Clutch from July through early August. See those dates here.

Watch our interview with Leach and Adam D. toward the bottom of the page and pre-order Atonement here.

Killswitch Engage, Atonement Album Art + Track Listing

Metal Blade

01. "Unleashed"
02. "The Signal Fire" (featuring Howard Jones)
03. "Us Against the World"
04. "The Crownless King" (featuring Chuck Billy)
05. "I Am Broken Too"
06. "As Sure as the Sun Will Rise"
07. "Know Your Enemy"
08. "Take Control"
09. "Ravenous"
10. "I Can't Be the Only One"
11. "Bite the Hand That Feeds"

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