Band of the Day: Red Seas Fire

Red Seas FireI’m giving these guys the nod as they released a new EP the other day for the whackingly generous price of free. Good music for nothing? Really? You’re spoiled, you lot.

They’re from Bristol, but don’t hold that against them. Just make fun of their accent and grab a copy of the EP. Hey, if you feel generous then you can throw some pennies their way anyway. Musically, they’re pretty darned heavy in a post-metal kind of way. It’s costing you nothing to give them a listen so what are you waiting for? Oh, yes. The rest of the blurb…

The following is from the press release, and you can check out “The Gold Room” video down the bottom.

“This is the first set of music that we have all been truly satisfied with,” says Robin Adams, vocalist, “This new release is, to us at least, the first record that shows what we are truly capable of.”

The new release in question is Confrontation, the latest strike of the Bristolian’s sprawling creative vision, which will eventually be combined with its predecessor Exposition and a third E.P Resolution (set for release later in 2014) to create the band’s next full length. You can get Confrontation for free from their official website now:

“We set out to create an album’s worth of music that potentially feels like a continuous movement of music,” says Adams, who is joined in RSF by Pete Graves (guitars / electronics) and Jake Fogarty (drums); “The music for Confrontation, Exposition and Resolution was written to a theme, a narrative, so as to help give the songs a better sense of ebb and flow; it is the 2nd out of the 3 instalments in our Mise En Scène series, which will eventually come to together to be released as a full album.”

Confidently straddling goliath grooves and layers of melody and sonic ambience, Confrontation certainly lives up to its moniker, boasting some truly visceral riffing set against a soundscape of rolling groove and melodic peaks.

“We feel that we have created our own brand of Heavy Metal,” says Adams. “It barrels out of the speakers to deliver an auditory experience ranging from terrifyingly ferocious riffs, to exhilarating melodic highs, and Confrontation sees us well and truly get down to business.”

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January 13, 2015 12:19 PM

[…] we last heard from the West Country based quartet, it was April of 2014, and Red Seas Fire had just unleashed Confrontation, the follow up to […]