Release Radar #22

It’s time for release radar, lets take a look at this week’s line up.

 Alchemy- Wilmette

Alchemy- Wilmette

Kicking off with powerful vocals and stuttering guitars, the song kicks it up higher on the first verse with loud guitars and grunting vocals. The chorus adds banging drums and a sweeter feeling. The second verse alternates between clean vocals and grunting vocals. The band goes acoustic shortly to introduce the bridge giving the full instrumentals an emotional undertone before flowing into one last chorus.

Lyrically the song love as an objective and the doubts of the protagonist if he is enough.

What I like about this song is the mix of modern pop punk with some easycore elements which makes it a little harder hitting.   

Daylight-Bloom

Daylight-Bloom

Opening with rhythmic drums and slow strumming guitars the song quickly kicks off with a faster instrumentation and grunting vocals on the chorus. The second verse adds more open guitars to the mix before flowing right back into the chorus. On the bridge the band goes full breakdown mode and builds towards it with slow chugging guitars and growling vocals. The band kicks it into full breakdown with slow and loud vocals and heavy slow guitars ending the song.

Lyrically the song is a little bit morbid, asking if this goodbye is the last and proclaiming that every loved one could be gone by daylight.

What I like about this song is the energy during the breakdown, giving way for a moshcall before the band shows how heavy they can get. 

Untold- Downtown District

Untold- Downtown District

 The song opens with a slow picking guitar but quickly turns it up with louder drums and bouncy guitars. The chorus introduces louder and more distorted guitars as well as sing along vocals. The second verse opens with a muted guitar and follows the same pattern as the first verse slowly flowing back into the chorus. The instrumentation on the bridge opens with a slow playing bass and drum, before adding a riffing guitar. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about heartbreak and the feeling that one person can make everything right.

What I like about this song is the upbeat nature, giving of happy instrumentals which contrast with the more emotional lyrics. 

Sundown,Somehow – Neverkept

Sundown,Somehow – Neverkept

Opening with muted guitars and drums the song slowly gets louder on the first verse adding vocals and electronic. The chorus is opened by a new muted section before giving in to some raw emotion. On second verse opens with a quick vocal flow before introducing the second chorus the same way as the first. The bridge goes with the same muted theme but adds gang vocals and rhythmic drums. The song ends with the same muted guitars as are used in the opening of the song.

Lyrically the song describes going in circles, and slowly going insane from the repetition.

What I like about this song is the mellow vibe in combination with the vocal flow, which gives it an older emo vibe but with a modern instrumentation.    

Untitled-College Radio

Untitled-College Radio

Kicking right in with pounding drums and rhythmic guitars before introducing the first chorus. The first verse follows the same rhythm as the chorus but has more pronounced guitars. The band quickly introduces the second chorus, but takes it a bit slower on the lead up to the bridge. The song ends with one last chorus on which the band changes things up on the vocals and instrumentation.

Lyrically the song is a wakeup call, and talks about trying to get out of negativity.

What I like about this song is the old school pop punk vibe, as well as the happy instrumentation.

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