Release Radar #58

You know the drill, let’s take a look at this week’s releases.

Permanent Hell – DAZYFACE

Opening with stuttering guitars and electronic effects as well as soft vocals, the song quickly flows into the chorus which uses the same instrumentation but adds more drum and bass into the mix. The second verse keeps with the bass and adds some more effect to then flow back into the chorus. Taken things in a different direction on the bridge the song introduces gang vocals and goes with this through the last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about someone that brings negativity and dealing with them, but the song also makes references to medical treatments.

What I like about this song are the electronic instruments and the summer vibe.

Call Me a Saint – YONAKA

Starting of with synth notes and quick flowing vocals, the song adds guitars and pounding drums to introduce the chorus. The chorus itself goes with louder vocals and an electronic instrumentation. Contrasting with the chorus the second verse takes it slower but does keep its electronics. The second chorus goes with the same energy as the first. On the bridge the song changes into full electronics and more spoken type vocals. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about mental health and the feeling of loneliness

What I like about this song is the contrast between the loud and soft parts as well as the powerful vocals.

Stuck- Cleveland Avenue

Opening with pounding drums and distorted  guitars the song goes instrumental first before introducing the vocals into the mix. The chorus takes it up a notch and goes with stronger vocals. Dropping quick flowing vocals on the second verse the song goes back into the chorus just as fast. The bridge gives the guitars a solo and the overall song a more breakdown feel. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about a break-up and wanting to move on but struggling with this.

What I like about this song are the hard-hitting drums, the up-beat guitars and energetic lyrics.

Survive – Drag Me Down

Starting of with far away vocals and soft guitars, the song quickly turns up with faster instrumentals and hard-hitting vocals. The chorus keeps going with the same energy, only going a softer on the opening of the second verse. Building back up the song keeps going with its energy flowing back into the chorus. Going instrumental on the bridge, the vocals return with even more energy behind it. The song ends with one last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about holding on and simply trying to survive

What I like about this song is the upbeat nature and how it doesn’t lose its energy throughout the song.

Crash and Burn- Violet Nine ft Kulick

Opening with ambient noise followed by distorted guitars and pounding drums, the song switches its heavy instrumentation to slower drums and electronics. The vocals are added along with the guitars going back into the song. The chorus goes with the heavier instrumentation while the verse keeps the more electronic driven sounds. introducing the second verse with grunting, the song goes more with the electronics on this chorus. The bridge gives the song a soft spot that feeds back into hard instrumentals and haunting vocals. Going with less instruments once more, the song introduces its last chorus.

Lyrically the song talks about perseverance, and following your dreams.  

What I like about this song is how the combination of vocals styles and instrumentals gives me a slight “Linkin Park” vibe.  

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