Having already firmly established their place as a fixture in the Australian heavy landscape via their first two albums, the ARIA-nominated The Death Of Me and 2017’s The Mortal Coil, which debuted in the Australian Top 10, Polaris could have been forgiven for pushing rinse and repeat on their third album outing. Instead, the group pursued the delicate balance of stretching their musical palette while staying true to the elements that have endeared them to critics and fans globally. Their third album Fatalism powerfully galvanises the Sydney five-piece’s trademark blend of melodic metalcore, lush post rock, electronic flourishes and beyond. Driving beneath the sharp and affecting emotional fare shines Polaris’s scintillating technicality and an innate flair for crafting melodies and vocals you want to sing and scream along to, with each track across Fatalism begging to be heard in a live setting.