Its been a rather slow week in terms of new releases or band updates. However, there is enough chatter around to warrant another edition of the weekend news roundup. This time, covering indie and metal. Continue reading
Mutiny Within is back with their new album Synchronicity that’s been in the making for a whole 2 years after they were dropped by Roadrunner Records owing to low album sales (piracy et al).
If you’ve heard their debut self-titled album, you already know how strong MW are technically. The band found their lead – Chris Clancy on YouTube doing some Luciano Pavarotti covers so he’s operatically trained. That’s a major plus because Clancy’s vocals really shine on Synchronicity.
The album starts off with Embers. This song’s been around as a single since their first tour. Embers has a very Killswitch Engage feel to it. Clancy’s vocals are clean and precise. You get pretty hooked to the chorus and the riffs are neat. Continue reading
Goddess Gagged started out as a three-piece metal outfit consisting of Arman Menzies (Guitars/Vocals), Krishna Jhaveri(Bass) and Jeremy D’Souza(Drums). Although the band was promising, the addition of Devesh Dayal(Guitars) and Siddharth Basrur (Vocals) has not only made them consistent but also trumped up their potential to be one of the biggest bands from India.
Their influences include Protest the Hero (Goddess Gagged is a Protest The Hero track), Karnivool, Tool, Periphery, Circles. The band is classified as progressive metal with heavy post-hardcore inclinations.
After releasing two impressive singles over the course of a year, the band finally released Resurfaces, their debut album at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2011. The seven-track album is only 40 minutes long but it really packs a punch in this short amount of time.