Ryan was so excited about hearing the first track from Servant Sun’s forthcoming EP Hundred Waves (15th April 2016) that he wanted to review it. And we let him. Because we’re nice like that! Read what he thinks and check out the title track, “Hundred Waves” below. If you can make it through all his seafaring puns, at least…
Glasgow alt-metallers Servant Sun are set to make a splash with their new EP, Hundred Waves.
Never ones to be shellfish, they’ve given us a listen to the title track off the upcoming record. It instantly marks Hundred Waves as that rare release that really captures the band’s live sound and flair for shoalmanship. Servant Sun convey avast, sweeping soundscape, bringing together so many influences there’s bound to be something for you here: whatever floats your boat.
Sailing under the flags of Deftones and CKY, as well as newer avant-gardists Karnivool and Zoax, this young band have already set a course to mark themselves as one of the most innovative bands in the Glasgow scene with their streamlined sound.
The opening riff swells with groove, offset by soaring vocals that instantly hook the listener: their singer’s got sole! But what really reels you in is the progressive elements. The tempo shifts and smooth, sparse interludes feel like the calm before the storm, before the titanic growls bring out the band’s unfettered anchor. It’s this ambition that marks them as a band with real porpoise and drive: none of these textures feel like they’ve been thrown in for the halibut.
“Hundred Waves” is an awesome introduction to what is going to be one of the best EPs to come out of Glasgow this year, for shore.
Hundred Waves is out on April 15 2016