Rising from Perth, Australia, is a new band that already gets a unique
sound of its own. Born just in 2012, Tempest Rising has collected a lot of concerts in
Australia and soon they will play together with Marduk and Taake through
Japan in the "Marduk Serpent Sermon Tour 2013 in Japan" . If the main
influences come from Metalcore and Alternative Metal
/Crossover, this doesn`t mean that this band is not able to offer
ballads and Thrash-tainted songs, adding also a wide range of
Metal/Rock attitudes going from 80`s sounds to modern Swedish and
American school (New Wave of American Heavy Metal ) . Many rithmic riffs
let even remind to Before The Dawn. The result is no patchwork.
The result are well composed, strong tracks that alternate catchiness
and brutality. The best example of what i`m saying is the song
"The Descent", which is simply awesome. Anyway all songs of
this EP show great breakdowns, bridges and solos, obviously as
enrichment of good verses and choruses. The song "No Remorse"
is the most metalcore oriented, it`s loud, fast and very
pounding. The melodic breakdowns are as memorable as in the song
"The Descent". "Hollow Dream" is a powerful
balladesque, epic dark groovy song.
Trikeriotis`vocals can scream , can sing in clean , can abrupt
turn into a very aggressive yell/growl.
the band truly needs now just a bit more experience and a class
producer, that can add volume and fluiditity to some passages, but
that's all. Talent, ideas and riffs are ready. And ready to be enjoyed
right now by a very wide range of metalheads.
for the full studio album (end 2013 or begin 2014), is well worth. In
the meanwhile get this 4 track EP (EP "Calm Before The Storm" is on iTUNES
). It's well worth. Highly recommended.
photography done by Max Fairclough