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Tempest Rising’s new single is nothing short of pure fury.
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Downfall is the first taste of new music from the Perth based band in months and follows on from their last LP, Alter Ego. Written in a year of absolute chaos, it details the challenges of navigating through mental health issues and isolation.
Frontman Vin Trikeriotis’s vocals add that extra bit of dimension to the track and are perfectly matched by an absolutely stellar soundscape. In our review of Alter Ego, we applauded the band for their unique brand of thrash and groove and we’re thrilled to see it carry through to Downfall. Funky riffs pair with hectic, thrash driven verses and very Trivium inspired solos. On top of that, the band has displayed their penchant for strong melodies with their hooky chorus’.
In bringing together thrash, groove and pure melody, the metal powerhouses have served up a track tailor-made for a live audience.
Aside from the nods to Trivium, the band has paid tribute to the likes of Soilwork and Killswitch Engage (Seriously, Trikeriotis gives Howard Jones a run for his money with his vocal performance). With such a killer stack of influences, it’s no surprise that the five-piece have delivered heavy vibes in spades. Tempest Rising has gained a reputation for being one of the nations most exciting up-and-comers and tracks like this show exactly why. In bringing together thrash, groove and pure melody, the metal powerhouses have served up a track tailor-made for a live audience. There is no doubt punters will be moving and grooving to it when it does hit the stage.
FOR FANS OF: Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Soilwork