‘I would say to him “Kurt, I know that you have many issues, but don’t you ever put your finger on the trigger.”’
The creatively uninhibited, hard-rock act Merrin return this summer with a brilliant fusion of versatility, superb musicianship, and engaging songwriting.
Tackling the topic of the Caroleans, soldiers of Swedish Kings Charles XI and Charles XII, during the late 17th and early 18th centuries, To The Fallen Sons is a uniquely mighty progressive rock and metal composition.
The whole tune screams purpose and direction and is all about feel. Harmonic relationships are employed on the guitar sounds to build warmth and develop interest, though the whole arrangement of Realise also (for me) replicates a transmission that’s broken, hypnotic and dirty, and no less urgent for all of that.
A band with precisely the tools and passion required to satisfy that need for energy and volume during these extensively still, unsettling times.
Perhaps one of the most aptly named bands of the year, Pistols At Dawn kick in with vastly atmospheric yet gritty rock classics, which work hard to embrace and transport listeners to intense new plains.
Stylishly blending powerful soundscape design, with equal parts melody and screams, the track offers a compelling narrative that provokes thought and simultaneous furthers the eerie, unsettling aura of the ambiance.
Precisely the right kind of song to re-ignite the fire and fierceness that is the 3Mind Blight signature style.
I think people turn to heavier music to find truth, understanding and to be a part of something real. Rock and metal music usually tends to be honest and upfront about issues and situations and circumstances, instead of being about “what do people want to hear?”
Blending elements of Slipknot, Korn & even the less heavier artists of a simpler time, the sound meanders in a creatively unique fashion, crafting its own clear identity along the way.
Written some years ago, during a time of depression and unsettling self-doubt, Panic works hard to overcome the fear of failure – to see regret as a greater threat to the future.
Ben Stout fronts the deeply atmospheric, contemplative project Memory Sphere, offering up an album of original songs and compositions that prove powerfully immersive, emotive, and a pleasure to escape within.