Through The Noise – ‘Fall Of Gaia’

Hard core melodic modern metal band Through The Noise, from Lund, Sweden, formed in 2010, quickly built up a big following,  mostly constructed in Sweden. Their first album, ‘Adorn The Silence’, was released in 2013 and their next one, ‘Fall Of Gaia’, in April 2015. This is currently being re-released and has been available again since April 17th 2017.

Lost In The Wastelands – Vivid, loud, energetic  intro, with no holds barred and plenty of aggression. Fiery performance, fast paced, furious and fulsome. Screamo/extreme genre fans will love this. Filled with brain-bursting anger and rabid emotion. Less melody, but lots of volume and definitely no shortage of passion. Electric performance, on fire with feeling. More melo-death than melodic metal, but it doesn’t half wake you up.

Instigator – A pure battering drum assault introing, tons of growl and clearly more melody. There’s a slight catchiness to the chorus and pace and a definite sense of metal weaponry to the way these instruments are wielded. Short and sweet, but loaded to the gills with rage. Good job.

Icarus – Opening with enraged expression and continuing in that same vein throughout. You could be forgiven for thinking these instrumentals were being played on a punch machine, in a state of heightened agitation. Roars abound and it fades out with much the same aggressive energy with which it began.

Fall Of Gaia – (Title Track) – Almost, but not quite, changing tack, with a brief spoken announcement, before reverting back to the typically aggro intensity. Increasing the melody, noticeably, to the point of catchiness, it’s still aflame with fire fuelled energy, but this time, in an even more enjoyable way. Well placed title track, as the chorus hooks you, before you know it. Obvious stand-out track.

The Descended – Another misleadingly momentary change, sounding initially gentler, till the familiarly heavy tones take their place again. Growing heavier all the time, the drums are beaten to death, while the raging intensity dominates, crashing through the lyrics and radiating through the riffs. Again, there’s an undeniable catchiness and an overall pleasure in the sound.

The Accursed – Bringing the bass into play, big time here, with a pleasant, doomy sound, joined and supported by an anthemic chorus and unarguably heavy verse and lightning riffs, all wrapped up in more catchiness and even some nicely timed gentle female vocals, closing. A brilliantly and thoughtfully constructed track, with all the right ingredients. Result? An immense creation.

Vergilius – Oh now that’s the kind of intro you remember! ‘Ride The Lightning’ fans, delight. That same sound’s really skilfully combined here, with deathy elements, melo-death and thrash, creating a unique twist and a surprisingly musical sound, with more uplifting qualities than you’d expect from a genre with so many deathy aspects. Well crafted song.

The Oceans Breath – Wow, really fitting ocean wave opening, aptly crashed over, by a vicious, violent riff, accompanied by equally rough, sea-like vocals, matching lyrics and the same crashing wave like drum effects. So much visual imagery, it’s a highly effective and well chosen closer.

Overall – A pleasantly surprising and well honed combo of melody, death, thrash and extreme, screamo genres, resulting in something highly listenable and unexpectedly catchy. Well worth a listen.

8/10 ********

For fans of Skreamer, Slayer, Metallica, Warpath and The More I See.

http://www.facebook.com/ThroughTheNoiseSweden

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2UOeLmxpzM9yC5w7TtSHV

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj-4qNLpEqDxj7a_mMSXcmA

Available now.

 

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