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EP OF THE WEEK: THE ONE THEY FEAR- PERSEVERENCE

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  Photo Credit: Press New York-based  Metalcore outfit The One They Fear have released their sophomore EP " Perseverance".  The follow up to their 2016 debut " Silent Consent" The trio formed in 2013 by vocalist Rick Hardy and guitarist Jon Robinson following many years of frequenting the metal scene. Jake Wilde later joined them on bass. The idea behind the band as a means to write about the perpetrators of humanity. " Perseverance" is a four-track EP that mixes metalcore stylings with a modern edge. The EP opens with Perseverances a dynamic blast of clean and harsh vocals, accompanied by pulsating riffs and pummeling drums. The music itself has interesting changes in intervals that dictate the tempo. This gives an emotional connection to the baying listeners. Next up is the intense Metamorphosis  with its high tempo and message of uniting against a common enemy. The story is told through colossal melodies that dominate the track. I personally this suits

SONG REVIEW- CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS- "RESIST"

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Industrial rockers' Calling All Astronauts have released their sixth single of the COVID-19 pandemic, Resist today ( February 19th). The track was mixed by double Grammy winner Alan Branch ( NIN, U2, Depeche Mode). Resist is a political take on the Antifa movement and in particular, the battle against Fascism and far-right politics. The track is 3 minutes of industrial rock with dark atmospherics that highlight the continuous struggle. The track opens with a distorted riff, accompanied by swirling electronics. This builds with each passage that culminates in a foreboding bridge and chorus. The song continues to produce stark dynamics with a murky bassline that resolves in the song finding a message at the end. Words by Anselm Anderson Resist reached #1 on the Internet TOP 40 ROCK CHART https://www.internettop40.com/it40-rock-nmvs-week-6 Resist is now available via Deezer, Spotify, Apple and all good online platforms. SOCIAL MEDIA Spotify - Deezer - Apple Music https://sn

SONG OF THE DAY: FUTURE RADIO " CLOSED DOORS"

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photo credit: press S outh African Indie Rockers' Future Radio will release their latest single  Closed Doors , from debut album FREEDOM today ( February 8th). The track tells the story of  unlocking a better future for ourselves in a time of global discontent  Describing the song, the band’s frontman, Johnny Future, state: “Throughout the song, there is a constant interplay between dark and light, not only lyrically but also instrumentally. The song being played in a shuffle makes it feel kind of up, in contrast to the minor key in which I wrote the song. It serves as a metaphor for everyday life.” Visual artist and FUTURE RADIO co-founder, Drikus Roets, confess that CLOSED DOORS is his favourite song from the band’s debut album. “This tracks really gets me going when I don’t feel motivated, and I’ve always been a sucker for a good guitar solo,” he remarks.  Closed Doors begins with a shuffle rhythm between drums and guitar before the song explodes into light. The catchy guitar ri

ALBUM OF THE WEEK: LOST FOR LIFE" DON'T LET IT CONSUME YOU"

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PHOTO CREDIT: PRESS WORDS BY ANSELM ANDERSON American Metalcore outfit Lost For Life is set to release their debut LP " Don't Let It Consume You" on February 26th via Dead Serious Recordings. The band were first formed last year by former For The Fallen Dreams vocalist Dylan Richter and ex-Wilson singer Jason David Spencer. This was the first time I had heard of either musician, so I was intrigued about the album. They have yet to set foot in a studio to record this album, which makes it more interesting to listen to. The outfit has a modern edge, reminiscent of late 2000s metal bands of the time, experimenting with unclean and melodic dual vocals. aggressive breakdowns and lyrics based on relationships and mental health This ten-track LP doesn't miss out on these ingredients. Stay The Same is a combination of the two vocalists' differing styles: Richter's unclean voice against Spencer's sweet melodies. The two combine to express raw passion and emotion ov

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