For those jostling for position in the crowded fields of hardcore, metal and the intersectional …
Adelaide’s Colibrium have been making waves in their local scene for a few years now.
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Their debut album, 2016’s In Balance, saw them receive a nomination for best heavy artist in the 2016 South Australian Music Awards and score many coveted support slots including the likes of Leprous, Thousand Foot Crutch, Hands Like Houses, Twelve Foot Ninja, Caligula’s Horse and more.
Three years later, Colibrium are back to capture your attention with new EP Carried. They have teamed up with Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus) to produce a rockin’ collection of songs. There really is something for everyone to enjoy with the EP featuring grunge balladry (Rain), 80’s inspired rock (Carried By The Words) and modern rock (Capture).
I Don’t Need You
This is a doozy. The song is actually written about itself. And it being played live by us. It’s an arrogant song, it knows it. But it doesn’t stop it being pretty pleased with itself. The lyrics pretty much describe how a song is written usually (whimsically), not with any inherent goal or specific intent, unless it’s political or personal in nature; the song in itself creates its own goal and meaning as it evolves. The song is then carried across the people by word of mouth and whatever means. Then comes the unflattering band experience before a show, et cetera. It’s a song written about itself. You get the picture.
This was definitely a more global affairs/political piece. Not really quite as relevant today as when the song was being written (during the spot of bother with ISIS and whatnot), nevertheless it can still hold with any war. Even those that seem the most evil as opponents bleed the same blood and have the same fears during the blaze. It was part of a trilogy called “Middle East”, along side “Middle East: The Awakening”, and “Middle East: Survive”. These songs will appear on the next album to complete the trilogy, or perhaps a separate release altogether.