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The emotional adrenaline of hardcore music cannot be understated; bands from around the globe are channelling their pain and anguish through bleeding amps and incandescent instrumentation. South Wales Natives Casey are in the new wave of hardcore bands that claim not only a local support but a fan base abroad that reaches as far as Australia and the United States.
Casey are set to release their second album titled Where I Go When I Am Sleeping and it’s an evolution in the band’s career, it expresses a wide sonic palette ranging from beautiful washes of ambient soundscapes to shoegaze like compositions.
As a collective Casey’s musicianship is tight and thrives on a fine balance between energetic and frantic riffs alongside fragile and delicate melodies.
Casey’s song writing prowess is another underlying attribute on this new album, each song gives the listener something unique and doesn’t fall into the predictable pattern of each song sounding too alike. The title song is entirely instrumental and could easily be appealing to fans that like contemporary progressive metal or indie rock. Vocalist Tom Weaver still channels his harsh vocals and gives the band that edge of cliffhanging dread, a common trait of hardcore music. As a collective Casey’s musicianship is tight and thrives on a fine balance between energetic and frantic riffs alongside fragile and delicate melodies.
Where I Go When I am Sleeping should be admired for its bold attempt in re-defining a genre and for pushing the envelope when it comes to experimentation with different stylistic approaches. It’s also a worthy introduction to a whole genre that prides itself with having made a community that supports each other and is all-inclusive.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Needlework, Where I Go When I am Sleeping, Wound
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