Happy New Year everybody, lets start right off with some fresh releases.
In Vain- Ann My Dice
Opening with slow guitar and rhythmic drums, the first verse adds grunting vocals and heavy guitars. While on the chorus the band opens up with clean vocals and drips back to grunting vocals. Opening the second verse with some vocal effects and showing heavy guitar work. The band kicks back into the chorus and gets into a bass filled bridge, that slowly builds anticipation, until vocals introduce a change of pace. The band takes it cleaner and slower in slew of the bridge and ends with one last chorus.
Lyrically the song deals with the flaws of the system, stating that the checks in place to protect people, are all “In Vain”
What I like about this song is the quick alternation between dark clean vocals and heavy hitting grunting.
Adrenaline- You Me At Six
Starting with a single spoken line, the first verse’s instrumentation consists of drums and electronic effects which are supporting slower almost whispered vocals. The chorus takes a louder approach, with a more bass heavy tune and vocal grit. The second verse goes back to the slower path and introduces the second chorus with vocal effects. The bridge introduces plenty of fuzz together with the drum, before taking it slower and more stretched. The song ends with one last chorus.
Lyrically the song describes the effects and feel of adrenaline kicking in.
What I like about this song is the dark alt rock vibe, but in some ways it does feel more like an “Imagine Dragons” song and it gives sharp contrast to the pop rock/ pop punk sound of earlier “You Me At Six”
Gives you Hell- First to Eleven (originally by The All American Rejects)
Beginning with a slow drum and shaker, the song quickly introduces the vocals, together with a bass heavy instrumentation, and a piano that it’s shining through. Into the chorus, the band adds some layered vocals. The second verse takes it slow before adding gang vocals. The song ends with one last chorus.
Lyrically the song gives spite to an ex, telling how everything is better now and how you hope they get given hell.
What I like about this song are the powerful vocals featured together with a truthful recreation of the instrumentation featured on the original.
Starting things off with a slowly acoustic guitar, the first verse adds dreamy vocals never changing the instrumentation from the slow acoustic guitar. The song keeps on flowing without a clear difference between verse and chorus.
Lyrically the song describes living on the street going around and feeling older as things get heavier.
What I like about this song are the dreamy summer vibes, making this song short but sweet.
Never Gonna Die (Demo) – Direct Hit!
Kicking right of with an instrumentation of heavy guitar and drums, the first verse introduces raw and fast vocals to the mix. With to vocalist the band gives a layer to their sound and rolls right into the chorus. Introducing the second verse with grunting vocals the band keeps on their fast and loud streak, kicking right back into the chorus and giving a hard-hitting vocal filled bridge. The song ends with one last slower and slower played chorus.
Lyrically the song talks about a nihilistic view of life, searching for purpose and feeling like nobody can tell you what to do.
What I like about this song is the fast paced nature and raw energy that you can feel on it, a little unpolished but that’s to expect from a Demo, I’m curios how the final version will sound.