Release Radar #54

Another week, Another release radar. This week’s release radar features a mix old

and new artists.

RedZone- Crossfaith

RedZone- Crossfaith

Kicking right off with loud guitars and pounding drums, the first verse introduces

grunting vocals to the mix as well as electronic effects. Goes with some instrumental

parts before introducing the chorus with clean vocals. Featured on the chorus itself

are some clean vocals and electric instrumentation. Going back to the harder hitting

grunting on the verse, the second chorus is introduced the same. The bridge features

a full-blown breakdown before the song takes it slower and re-introduces the chorus.

This chorus marks the end of the song.

Lyrically the song seems to talk about running away from one’s problems and puts it

into a speed racing metaphor.

What I like about this song are the gruting vocals and the quick energetic flow the

going through the song.

With You- Closure

With You- Closure

Opening with slow and dreamy guitars accompanied by soft vocals. The warm verse

changes into a more balled like chorus, featuring the same form of dreamy

instrumentation. Flowing back into the verse the band keeps with its vibe going back

into the chorus. On the bridge the band stripes back the instruments. Playing out with

one last chorus.

Lyrically the song falls in the category of a basic love song describing how everything

is better with a lover.

What I like about this song are the poppy hooks and kick behind the vocals.

Delude- Hazel

Delude- Hazel

Starting with the vocals and slowly building instruments, the opening verse quickly

flows into a rawer hitting chorus. Going with the same flow on the second verse

as was featured on the first, the second chorus is introduced by a moment of slower

instrumentation. The band goes harder on the bridge with raw vocals and instruments

flipping it half-way to the other end and going with a stripped instrumentation. The

song ends with on last chorus and heavy guitars.

Lyrically the song talks about wasted time, love at first sight and going after that love.

What I like about this song is the overall flow, the energetic post-hardcore energy and

heavy instrumentation reminds me of acts like “Boston Manor” and “Modern Error

Shy Away-Twenty One Pilots

Shy Away-Twenty One Pilots

Opening with up-beat electronic, the song adds its light vocals to the first verse. The

rhythmic drums get support from some dreamy guitars, taking it to a louder

chorus. Going for a different feel on the second verse, quickly getting back to the

chorus, the last chorus changes things up with piano like notes and mixing in softer


Lyrically the song can either be about getting fame to your head or a relationship that

has stranded, either way it is clearly dealing with an emotional subject.

What I like about this song are mostly the drums and the overall smooth vibe the

song has , giving the song a summer like vibe, while also showing some sadness.

Cloud Sick- Free Throw

Cloud Sick- Free Throw

Starting with math rock style riffs, before introducing some rawer vocals and rhythmic

drums, the song quickly goes to its chorus, taking the song into a more emotional

direction. The second chorus carries on with this melancholy feel, climaxing right

before the bridge, on the bridge itself the song takes it slower in its tone and plays

back to on last emotional stretch.

Lyrically the song talks about insecurities in a relationship, with the protagonist

wanting to make the other party proud.

What I like about this song are the raw vocals, which remind me a little of the wonder

years and the math rock style guitars that are sprinkled through the song.

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