in search of signals - slander
In Search Of Signals is a six-piece band giving their audience new age metal music. Right from the beginning, the screams of the vocalist really stamp their music with a metal and punk vibe. Yet this band is set apart from the typical set of progressive rock; there is a female voice that harmonizes with the male screams and there are intriguing variations in the tracks.
For being recorded in a basement, the quality of production is noteworthy. The first track on the album Slander is called “Victoria Cross.” It is a song full of riffs yet the smoothness of the female vocals really anchors the song and the catchy lyrics “…this is our voice” create a contagious tone. The next track, “Lucid” is filled with deep and harsh vocals but is a bit mellow in the sense of guitar riffs and percussion.
A more intense track is “Walk Your Paces;” there is both screaming and leading riffs from the start. The song also leads up progressively to a climatic breakdown that then boils over even more when it returns to the main track. As it continues on, it almost transforms into a different song; it is a bit hard to follow because of the lack of a solid melody; but very entertaining either way.
Even though the album only has four songs, each has a very structured and varying presentation that makes up for the lack of more songs. The band has a strong dynamic between their members and the addition of the female voice on metal music which really makes this music collective unique.
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