"The Brigade are a great band, a true pleasure to work with. They are one of the hardest working bands in Austin and I wish big things for them."
“The Brigade finished the night with an angry sound that kept peeking and intensifying through the end, where frontman Ian Harvey whipped our some signs that drove home his passionate pleas to be real and confess our frailty. Killer show, actually.”
“These Austin-based metalcore upstarts mix bludgeoning riffs with interesting samples and clean breaks”
“Austin's new metalcore rockers The Brigade are blowing my mind with their first release "Movement 1: Urgency EP"! Their sound, while driving and brutally unforgiving (read "ear bludgeoning"), is lyrically deep and musically smart. The use of syncopated rhythms and technical guitar allow The Brigade to bring a unique texture to a scene where all too often the songs and bands blend together in a huge blur of distorted guitar sounds. It is a beautiful chemistry! ”
“Several local bands opened up the evening for Sleeping Giant; however, the most notable was Austin-based, The Brigade. Forget about the technical difficulties that the band encountered during their set, it was the way that they poured their heart out, about their love of Jesus, that made their set memorable.”